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

Dave dave at davestechshop.net
Tue Jan 20 13:44:43 EST 2009

Hi John,
A developer from this list and I are working on something similar to what
you have requested. Work has started. A working prototype is close at hand.

I plan to make the completed tool available free (open source).  It will run
outside gnucash and it targets Linux. It will allow complex CSV files to be
easily and quickly imported into gnucash.

My personal need is to import complex CSV files from Yodlee into gnucash. I
use Yodlee to aggregate all my tranasactions because it is far superior to
the online banking features of gnucash or any other personal finance app
that I would consider using.

However, if your needs are less complex than mine, you might want to take a
look at one of these two tools:

See link: http://www.mt2ofx.tk/ (freeware)

Calc2Qif (http://xl2qif.chez-alice.fr/calc2qif_en.php).

At some point I expect the tool we are working on will offer all the
important features of both the above tools.


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 1:26 PM, John Smith <lbalbalba at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> John Smith
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