Problem with home-made Finance::Quote script

David Reiser dbreiser at
Tue Nov 4 21:17:20 EST 2008

On Nov 4, 2008, at 2:27 PM, Fredrik Persson wrote:

> Very interesting, thank you. I'm using Finance::Quote 1.13, which is
> default in Ubuntu 8.10. I'll try to upgrade.
> This beeing *funds*, a time in hours, minutes and seconds has no
> meaning, since the NAV is calculated only once every business day.
> Therefore, a default time supplied by gnucash is very useful.  
> Otherwise,
> the finance-quote scripts for funds would have to supply a dummy
> timestamp of some kind.

Unfortunately, the default time chosen for tiaa-cref retirement  
account quotes screws up the effective date. The default time handling  
needs some work.
> I'm still curious about what makes my script appear among the  
> "unknown"
> ones and not the "single" ones in "Edit Security" though...

That's because your source isn't listed among the known f-q sources  
listed in src/engine/gnc-commodity.c

David Reiser
dbreiser at

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