[Libofx-devel] Direct Investment import to GNUCash

Hubert Bahr hab at hbahr.org
Tue Dec 5 02:16:16 EST 2006

   No luck with your suggestion.  ofxdump generates fields  that have the
   values.  It may be a problem with the import function of GnuCash.  Since the
   problem exists with an ofx import I will look there first although the
   ultimate goal is to resolve it for direct connect.  Is there any way to dump
   what is being downloaded from the financial institution.  I am using the
   ofxlog that Quicken provides for debugging.
   Zachary wrote:

     I see the same results.  My accounts are laid out such that the top level
     brokerage account is set as type "Bank" and I have seperate "Stock"
     accounts for each security underneath that.  Somebody told me that if I
     put a placeholder (check that box in the settings) "Stock" account between
     the top level bank account and the individual securites accounts then the
     import would work properly.  I haven't gotten around to trying it yet.
     Let me know if you do.

   On 12/4/06, Hubert Bahr <[1]hab at hbahr.org> wrote:

     I recently tried to import investment information into GNUCash.  The
     problem I see is the loss of the commodity price during import.  When I
     get the Info in QIF format this loss doesn't occur.  When I import in
     OFX the loss does occur and this is also true when I use direct
     connect.  The same is not true when I import into Quicken.
     Investigation into the OFX file shows that the information is
     available.  It just isn't being used.  I am willing to work on this,
     however I could use some help determining where to start.  I can provide
     a test case.  To date I see that all three cases use different paths
     into GNUcash.  However, both Direct connect and OFX import use libofx.
     I do see some additional differences in Direct Connect and OFX import.
     But they both lose the quantity and value of the commodity.
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