OFX Select Account dialog- Cancel button doesn't cancel import
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 23:21:29 -0400
On Wed 18 September 2002 11:12, John wrote:
> -gnucash does not recognize an account in an .ofx file when performing
> an .ofx import
> -'Select Account' dialog pops up
> -press 'Cancel' button
> Actual Response
> -'Select Account' dialog closes but then reopens at same point
> -pressing "Cancel' button multiple times does not cancel dialog nor .ofx
Argh, this is actually the expected behavior, but it was pretty silly of me.
What happens is that gnucash cancels successfully, and then receives the
first transaction for that account. It searches for an account matching the
account id for that transaction, fails (we didn't create it), so asks to
create an account for that transaction. Ad nauseum.
> Proposed Response
> -Another dialog pops up and asks 'Do you want to cancel the import?'
What I propose instead is to make it so when you cancel, it will ignore all
transaction until the next account is encountered. If the ofx file contains
more than one account, the user will still have to press cancel multiple
times (but only once for each account). This way he can skip a account
downloaded by error (very common) without aborting the whole process and
downloading a new OFX file.