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Data formatting guide: Tudor

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Learn about the process of formatting an Opening Balance and General Ledger file from Tudor.

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This guide is broken into 2 parts:

  1. Formatting an opening balance to import into MindBridge
  2. Formatting a general ledger to import into MindBridge

A raw Excel export from Tudor will look like the image below.

tudor export file in excel

Part 1: Format an opening balance

  1. Begin by filtering the “opening balance” in the column containing the opening balance (column F in this example).
    filter in excel with opening balance checked

  2. Copy and paste the filtered opening balances into a new workbook and save it as a new file for import.
    tudor export in excel

  3. Consolidate debit and credit values into a single column called “Balance” by using the formula below. Debits will be positive, credits will be negative. =IF(ISNUMBER(I2),I2,K2*-1)
    Note: This formula searches for an available debit value. If a debit value is present, it will be used. If no debit value is found, then the credit value is multiplied by the negative one to create a negative value.
    formula example being applied in excel

  4. Copy and paste the values for a new “Balance” column.
    copy and paste icon in excel

  5. Remove all columns except "Account Number", "Account Description" and "Balance."
    account number, account description and balance columns in excel higlighted

Your opening balance file is now ready for import.

The same steps can be taken to format the closing balance file.

Part 2: Format the general ledger

  1. Save a copy of the General Ledger (GL) file as a .csv.
    save screen in excel

  2. Re-open the newly saved .csv file in Excel, which is now formatted as shown in the image below.
    file example in excel

  3. Remove all rows above the “date” cell.
    items to remove highlighted in excel example file

  4. Create 2 new columns named "Account Number" and "Account Description."
    column creation in excel labeled account number and account description

  5. Copy the account number by using the following formula: =IF(IFERROR(SEARCH("account",C2),FALSE), MID(C2,10,4),A1)
    Note: this formula is searches for the text “account” in column C.
    • If “account” is found, then the formula will take the four digit account number by counting 10 characters into the cell, then taking the next four digits.
    • If “account” is not found, the formula copies the cell above in the B column. This process allows for the formula to be copied down the entire GL.
    above formula being applied in excel

  6. Copy the account description using the following formula: =IF(IFERROR(SEARCH("account",C2),FALSE), MID(C2,24,100),B1)
    Note: This formula uses the logic applied above, but instead captures the account description. 
    above formula being applied in excel

  7. Copy both formulas to the bottom of the worksheet, then copy and paste each column as values to remove the formulas.
    copy and paste icon in excel

  8. Remove unnecessary rows of data by filtering the “Date” column.
  9. Using the filter, deselect the date values:
    excel filter with date values deselected

  10. Delete the filtered rows:
    delete row option in excel

  11. Remove blank columns and rename remaining the following columns:
    Column New Column Name
    Date Posted Date
    Comment Memo
  12. Your final data file will look like the image below.
    example file in excel


You are now ready to import your GL file into MindBridge.

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