about check number heuristics

Ethy H. Brito ethy.brito at inexo.com.br
Thu Jan 25 12:46:05 EST 2007

On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 16:18:04 +0100
Christian Stimming <stimming at tuhh.de> wrote:

> > There are 3 cases
> > 1) the string is numeric with 0 or more leading 0's. e.g. 00123, 999
> > 2) the string contian non numeric prefix. e.g. 0A999
> > 3) the string is non numeric. e.g. ABC
> Are you talking about the matching rules of imported and/or downloaded
> transactions? OFX, QIF, HBCI or which one? In case this concerns OFX or
> HBCI (whereas QIF is different), do I understand correctly that you're
> talking about the function split_find_match() in
> src/import-export/import-backend.c, especially (svn-trunk) lines 659ff?


Wouldn't it be of better interest if we asked the gnucash-user list what
are the formats their banks are using out there?

This way we could see if it is worth the effort of writing something more
smart then a couple of strncmp's.


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