QIF/CSV import date parsing code

Thomas Baumgart ipwizard at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jul 10 09:34:33 EDT 2007

Hi all,

on Tuesday 10 July 2007 12:39, Benjamin Sperisen wrote:

> Hi Chintan,
> I think I'm at the point with the CSV import where I would be ready to
> integrate a date parser that could be used by both the QIF and CSV
> imports, so I was just wondering how far you are as far as date
> parsing code is concerned. I'm happy to write the date parsing
> function, but I thought I better check with you to make sure we don't
> independently write the same code twice. ;-)
> So, if you've already started on one, just tell me and I'll start
> tracking it. If not, is it alright with you if I write it? It would
> probably have a prototype like:
> time_t gnc_parse_date(char* str, int format);
> where format is in an enumeration containing the formats d-m-y, m-d-y,
> y-m-d, and y-d-m. (See Derek's email for how it would work:
> https://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-devel/2007-July/020948.html)
> This does depend, however, on how big of a problem the issue Thomas
> raised is
> (https://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-devel/2007-July/020950.html

You might find some more information about the problem here:




Thomas Baumgart

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