User Guide


Import using Broker Connect

General Procedure:
Note: This report does not include option expirations, so after importing option trades you should click the Open button on the toolbar and the click the Expire Options button to expire these manually.
1.  Run TradeLog and click on the Etrade Imp button.
2.  A popup dialog box will ask you to select your import method.
Select brokerConnect and click OK.
Please note that this dialog box will only popup if you selected "Select each time" as your default import method from Accounts, Edit. You can make brokerConnect your default import method to save one keystroke when importing. To do so go to the Accounts menu and choose Edit.
3.  A popup dialog box allows you to enter your User Name, Password, and Account Number.
Please make sure you enter a dash in your account number!
If you use a digital security ID token when logging into the Etrade website, you will need to enter this when you see the ETrade website pop up.
The From date pick box shows the from date that will be used for this import. You can use the default date or if you want to import a specific day or you can select the first of the month date from the drop down calendar for a specific month.
    The To date pick box allows you to select your own end date for a custom date range import. The maximum date range is 13 months.
    If you are a very active trader, please select 1 Month to import one month at a time.
Clicking on the Timeout button allows you to increase the time TradeLog will wait for a response. This may be necessary if you have a slow internet connection or large amounts of data.  You may also have to reduce the date range as well and import in smaller chunks.
This information gets encrypted and is stored in your TradeLog data file. It only needs to be entered once for each brokerage account.
The next time you click the Etrade Imp button your information will be displayed in the box and you simply click the OK button to continue.
4.  Click OK and TradeLog will connect to the Etrade web site to get your most current trade information. TradeLog will automatically login to your account.
Please do not click any keys while TradeLog gets your data!
5.  Your trades will be automatically imported and matched.
NOTE: It seems that for some Etrade accounts getting an entire tax year results in no records returned. In this case please import one month at a time.