Feature request: TSV export/import

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Aug 16 09:59:45 EDT 2009


Quoting Adolf Szabo <d01fy at yahoo.com>:

> Hello,
> First: gnucash is an excellent piece of program, it really rocks. 
> However its main weakness is the lack of simple export/import 
> functionality in tab separated format for loading from/to excel 
> (gnumeric). I know I can export as a report to html and load to excel 
> from that, but it is not the same. Also we usually do not want to 
> export the whole file, but only selected transactions.
> It would be really simple to implement: An Export... menu in account 
> view that would export all transactions as you see them on the 
> screen. It could work for search results as well, hence you can also 
> export only selected transactions.
> Similar for import: user should make sure TSV file is in proper 
> format, then gnucash would simply import it. To ease development 
> Transfer column could be left empty or set to Inbalance by default.
> Anyhow please consider it. It would be really simple to implement, 
> and a really useful feature.

Great idea.  I look forward to your patch that implements this.

> Thx, Dolfy

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