OFX Investment Import -- Was Re: [Aqbanking-devel] Direct Investment import to GNUCash

Christian Stimming stimming at tuhh.de
Wed Dec 13 05:07:20 EST 2006

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Hubert Bahr schrieb:
> As suggested I am starting with OFX Import.  Investigation of libofx
> shows that it supports sufficient fields to provide the necessary data,
> based on the examination of its ofxdump utility.  
> I have established bug 385366 as a collection point for file transfers,
> and uploaded two files the first id 78266 is an ofx file to be used as
> the initial test case.  The second id# 78267 is the output of ofxdump.
> It will be used for the initial discussions.  

That's http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=385366 . Thanks for the
initial test file there.

(NB: It was quite unexpected to have the second file in
OpenOffice-Writer format (ODT). In the future I'd ask you to stick to
plain text files, as this is more easily accessible on the bunch of
machines developers tend to have around. But nevermind.)

Can you please explain now more clearly which parts of your test file
are imported correctly, and which parts are erroneous or missing data?
Please be as specific as possible (for one concrete example).

> Where would I find the appropriate functions for passing these values to
> the engine.  Some of them seem to be described in
> src/engine/Transaction.h but the list seems incomplete.
> To me the majority of the changes look like they belong in
> ofx_proc_transaction_cb of gnc-ofx-import.c

Yes, absolutely. You have to retrieve the data from libofx by accessing
the members of the "struct OfxTransactionData" (the variable "data") and
write it into the gnucash transaction (variable "transaction") or its
first split (variable "split") by using the xaccTransactionSet... or
xaccSplitSet... functions for Transaction.h or Split.h, respectively.

As for the difference Transaction vs. Split: The final transaction
contains two or more splits; each split represents the amount that goes
into one particular account. If you want to read more of this, read the
comments in Transaction.h and Split.h.

Also, do you work with SVN-trunk source code for this? I hope so.


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