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

Martin Preuss aquamaniac at gmx.de
Tue Jan 20 18:00:04 EST 2009


On Dienstag, 20. Januar 2009, Dave Reiser wrote:
> aqbanking (but maybe only the almost release version4?) also has some
> capability for csv handling. I'm pretty sure that would mean someone
> would have to write a module for gnucash talking to the csv piece
> instead of ofx or hbci bits of aqbanking. But it might be simpler than
> starting from scratch.

AqBanking supports CSV for a long time now; It manages quite detailed CSV 
profiles with a variety of settings so it works with a wide range of CSV 
files. There already are many prepared profiles and it would be rather easy 
to add a new profile. Once a profile for the CSV files in question has been 
created it can be used by any application which is able to use the AqBanking 

However, current GnuCash only supports a few of the AqBanking importers 
(hardcoded into Gnucash last time I looked), and AFAIK the CSV importer is 
not in that list.

Once I offered to code a more generic interface for GnuCash to use *all* 
importers, but I needed a little bit of help from the GnuCash team. 
Unfortunately nobody had the time so this was never realized. And now it is 
me who has limited spare time to work on such things :-/

So right now the AqBanking CSV importer doesn't fit your needs.


"Things are only impossible until they're not"

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