Online OFX import of Investment Statements

Thomas Baumgart ipwizard at
Fri Jun 5 02:47:09 EDT 2009

On Thursday 04 June 2009 23:26:03 Martin Preuss wrote:
> Hi,
> On Donnerstag, 4. Juni 2009, Stephen R. Besch wrote:
> [...]
> >     1) Patch aqbanking to simply save a copy of the OFX data returned
> > from the bank, skipping any attempt at parsing the file.
> [...]
> Hmm... I have a bit of a problem to commit the AqBanking patches. The idea
> behind the AqBanking library is to do what's required to return a list of
> transactions by any means necessary (in this case: OFX Direct Connect).
> Even though your approach might work well with your patched version of
> GnuCash it might not work with other applications. It would also prevent
> AqBanking from importing bank account transactions (which currently works
> reasonably well).
> So from my point of view as AqBanking developer the correct approach would
> be to make the OFX parser of AqBanking parse the additional information
> rather than preventing the parser to work on OFX data at all.

I second that from the perspective of another application.



Thomas Baumgart

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