Questions about gnuCash backend access

Daniel Espinosa esodan at
Fri Aug 24 16:17:47 EDT 2007

2007/8/24, Samuel deHuszar Allen <dehuszar at>:
> I am a Lotus Notes / web developer.  Have built a custom Notes app for
> invoicing and billing and am wondering if there is a programmatic way to
> create transactions and records in gnuCash.  If so, what languages/tools are
> needed to talk to the program?   I am also curious how transactions are
> stored internally.  XML?  Ideally, I would like to create a connection that
> would allow either the Domino server, or a server agnostic webservice to
> write and retrieve information from mobile devices/web forms.

For thease reason and others in the mailing list (one about to have an
applet), is realy important to allow simultaneous multiaccess to the
GnuCash data.

Allowing other apps to use a library to connect to the data for
consult or modify, without need to run ANY GUI is one of the best
solution. I think the use of a GDA based interface could be usefull,
any could create powerfull (near to the standard SQL instructions)
queries for insert, update or delete, using GdaQuery, connect to the
database backend using GdaDict. This library *must* ensure the data
integrity and, I think, works as a layer between the applications and
GC's data.

> Any information to these ends would be greatly appreciated.  And to be sure,
> any webservice bridge I cobble together will be made available to the
> public.  :)
> My normal business email is sda at, but we've had some
> storms in the Chicago area and my mail server is out until the power comes
> back up.  Please respond to dehuszar at
> Thanks in advance,
> Samuel deHuszar Allen
> sda at
> 773.793.0604
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