Enhancement request: 'Native' importing of '.CSV' files

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Jan 20 13:41:43 EST 2009


Quoting John Smith <lbalbalba at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I am aware of the fact that it currently is not possible to import
> arbitrary csv formatted files directly into GnuCash, and that instead
> you have to use or write python/perl/shell scripts to convert between
> the .csv and something that GnuCash understands like Intuit Quicken
> files. But since I am not a programmer, unfortunately I am unable to
> write a script or program to bulk transfer my bank supplied cvs files
> to GnuCash supported formats like Intuit Quicken.
> So I was wondering if there is any interest (both from user and
> developer sides) to create a 'native' import-csv-into-gnucash feature,
> preferably something where you can map fields of your csv file to
> gnucash fields, and perhaps even save the mapping into some sort of
> 'template' so that you can easily re-use the mapping when importing
> the next batch from your bank ?
> Anyway, just something I was wondering about... I can imagine that
> this topic has come up quite frequently already, so Im sorry if Im the
> one that brings this up for the Nth time, but it would just seem like
> such a basic and still very useful feature for banks that only supply
> CVV formatted files.

There is already a CSV importer in Trunk.
It's buggy, but if you wanted to continue working on it you
at least have something to start with!


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