Gnucash Data Access API (was: XML size)

Alex Barclay
Thu, 04 Apr 2002 09:39:40 -0700

Dwight Frye wrote:

>Derek Atkins writes :
>>[ ... snip ... ]               Moreover, the data files SHOULD NOT
>>be accessed directly by users or other applications...  They should
>>use the Gnucash API.
>To date I have had trouble finding any good information about the
>Gnucash API which I might use for accessing the data. I want/need
>to access the data in a read-only manner (therefore I won't futz
>up the data itself) but am reduced to simply snarfing up the XML
>to get the job done. That works fine, but is NOT what I would 
>consider to be ideal.
>I sincerely don't care what the API might be. I just want to find
>a usable API which is documented. The comments made by Derek above
>give me hope that it _does_ exist, and that someone will point me in
>the right direction. :)
>How about it?? I need access to the accounts, the category definitions,
>and the transactions themselves. Can I do this ... easily? If so, do
>please point me at the documentation which tells me how.
This sounds a bit like it would benefit from a Micro$oft OLE type 
interface - Isn't this provided under Gnome using CORBA. If I could 
access the accounts via CORBA then that would be very very cool!