unable to find a common currency in txn X, and that is strange

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Aug 12 09:23:05 EDT 2009

Can you try going to backup .xac files and seeing when it might have


Graham Menhennitt <graham at menhennitt.com.au> writes:

> I'm attempting to diagnose a corruption I have in my GC data file (XML).
> I started GC 2.3.3 with --debug and am looking through the trace file. I
> seem to have lots of entries of the form:
> * 19:59:40  WARN <gnc.engine.scrub> [xaccTransFindOldCommonCurrency()]
> unable to find a common currency in txn
> 13db240e2d97ba42480b3d64eb2528fa, and that is strange.
> * 19:59:40  WARN <gnc.engine.scrub> [xaccTransScrubCurrency()] no common
> transaction currency found for trans="Westpac"
> (13db240e2d97ba42480b3d64eb2528fa)
> * 19:59:40  WARN <gnc.engine.scrub> [xaccTransScrubCurrency()]  split=""
> account="Bank fee (MC)" commodity="AUD"
> * 19:59:40  WARN <gnc.engine.scrub> [xaccTransScrubCurrency()]  split=""
> account="Cheque (MC)" commodity="AUD"
> There are 5800 of them which corresponds roughly to the number of
> transactions I have in the whole file.
> Can anybody please tell me whether this indicates a problem. From the
> message, it looks like it is a problem, but I can't see how every
> transaction would be bad.
> Thanks for any help,
>   Graham
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