[Fwd: Am I missing something?]

BenoitGrégoire bock at step.polymtl.ca
Wed Feb 12 23:24:57 CST 2003

On February 12, 2003 10:40 pm, Rob Prior wrote:
> Forwarding a third time, let's see if it gets through now...
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Am I missing something?
> Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 08:39:21 -0800
> From: Rob Prior <rv7 at b4.ca>
> To: gnucash-user at lists.gnucash.org
> Two things:
> One, someone asked the question a while ago "doesn't anyone read the
> archives before asking questions?"  Well, I just tried to.  Sorry, but
> it's faster to post the question to the list.  Perhaps a good RFE would
> be to request that someone write a search function for the archives, so
> we wouldn't have to search through each month of each year individually.
>   At least, I couldn't find the mailing list archive search function on
> the gnucash website.
> Two (the real question):  When I import an .OFX file with a transaction
> that withdraws from one account and deposits to another, say a transfer
> of $500 from chequing to credit card, the OFX file has in it one entry
> for the withdrawl from chequing, and one entry with the deposit to
> credit card.  I have yet to see the OFX import wizard match these.  I
> started using Gnucash at 1.7.7, but I just installed 1.8.1 last night
> and it works the same.  This results in two entries in each account, one
> of which has to be deleted from each account in order to balance things.
>   Am I missing something?

No, this is http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105334

As you can see, the solution is not trivial.  I'll get to it eventually, but I 
am very busy right now, and wanted to concentrate on data export capabilities 
and libofx for the next few weeks.

In the meantime, you can mark the second transaction as "SKIP" (no checkmarks) 
in the matcher, which will save you from having to delete it in the register.

> Frequently (but not always) a transfer to my credit card account shows
> up as a withdrawl immediately in my account, but the credit to my credit
> card account doesn't show up until the next business day, so the date on
> the transaction is sometimes a day off.  Would that contribute?

No, it would actually help.  If you download your file first between the two 
transactions, and a second time after, the second transaction will be 
recognised as a duplicate.

Benoit Grégoire

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