SIE4 to Excel

This is my solution to convert a SIE file into a structured Excel file. If you instead want to create a SIE file from an Excel file, check out this page instead.

RocketSIE is a free to use Excel VBA macro to convert SIE4 files into structured Excel files released under a MIT license. The macro offers you a very simple way to import and convert SIE4 files (text file including accounting entries/transactions) into structured Excel files. The tool works in Excel for Windows and Excel for Mac.

The macro will create four sheets:

  1. A sheet showing accounts by account class as rows and the financial year’s months as columns (refer to the image below for an example). There is a section for year-to-date values as well as month-to-date values.
  2. A sheet presenting all transactions (#TRANS, #RTRANS and #BTRANS) included in the SIE file.
  3. A sheet with all dimensions (#DIM) specified in the SIE file. If no dimensions (#DIM) are declared in the SIE fle, this sheet will not be added.
  4. A sheet with all objects (#OBJEKT) specified in the SIE file. If no objects (#OBJEKT) are declared in the SIE fle, this sheet will not be added.

Screenshots

What is SIE?

SIE, or the Swedish standard for accounting information, is a widely used file format in Sweden for financial accounting information. It was developed by the SIE-Group (www.SIE.se) to provide a common structure for financial information, enabling compatibility and ease of data transfer between different accounting software programs. The SIE format is used for bookkeeping and financial reporting purposes and has become an industry standard in Sweden for financial data management. By providing a standardized format for financial information, SIE helps to streamline financial processes and ensures consistent, accurate reporting of financial data. The use of SIE helps to minimize errors and reduces the risk of data loss or corruption, making it a valuable tool for businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Installation

It’s easy to start using the tool.

1. Download the Excel file “SIE TO Excel.xlsm” located here

SIE4 to Excel

2. Right-click on the file, choose Properties (Sw: “Egenskaper”), and then select the Unblock (Sw: “Avblockera”) checkbox on the General (Sw: “Allmänt”) tab. If needed, read my blog post for additional information.

3. Open the Excel file “SIE TO Excel.xlsm”

4. Enable Macros in the Excel file, visit Microsoft for instructions.

5. Click on the button “Import SIE” and browse for the SIE file you want to import and convert.

Support

Please send support tickets and improvement ideas to hello(at)lundgrensimon.com

In 2022, Microsoft changed the default behavior of Office applications to block macros in files from the internet. Please read my blog post on how to solve it.

Update log

Version 1.0 – 2021-06-26: First release

Version 2.0 – 2022-08-02: Bug fixes

Version 3.0 – 2022-08-30: Bug fixes

Version 4.0 – 2022-11-16: Bug fixes

Version 5.0 – 2022-12-27: Bug fixes

Version 6.0 – 2022-12-27: Changed technique of how to read the SIE file from the standard “Open <file path> For Input As <some number>” to using the FileSystemObject (FSO).

Version 7.0 – 2023-01-02: Added a new feature (still in beta version) which imports all individual transactions to a separate sheet.

Version 8.0 – 2023-01-03: Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 9.0 – 2023-01-04: Added option to import Supplementary transaction items (#RTRANS) and Removed transaction items (#BTRANS)

Version 10.0 – 2023-01-06: Bug fixes

Version 11.0 – 2023-01-07: Improved performance when importing all individual transactions.

Version 12.0 – 2023-01-09: Bug fixes

Version 13.0 – 2023-01-27: Performance improvements and added a section showing month-to-date values on sheet “SIE”

Version 14.0 – 2023-02-02: Bug fixes

Version 15.0 – 2023-02-16: Bug fixes

Version 16.0 – 2023-02-16: Bug fixes

Version 17.0 – 2023-03-01: Performance improvements

Version 18.0 – 2023-05-11: Bug fix related to error occured when a SIE file does not contain any #KONTO row

Version 19.0 – 2023-05-22: The tool now supports dimensions and objects.

Version 20.0 – 2023-05-29: The tool now works in Excel for Mac.

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2022 Simon Lundgren

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