Howto configure SQL usage in 2.3.0

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at
Fri Jun 5 12:09:39 EDT 2009

Hmmm.  I guess we need some documentation for it.

With 2.3.0 and pgsql, you need to have a database created.  Then, open an existing XML file, or create a new one, then use "Save As".  There's a new dialog box which allows you to set the db type and then save.

With 2.3.1 (to be released this weekend), the database will be created if it doesn't exist (using "Save As").  The user will need to have enough privilege to create the database.


From: David Goodenough <david.goodenough at>
To: gnucash-user at
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2009 11:39:52 AM
Subject: Howto configure SQL usage in 2.3.0

I downloaded 2.3.0, and did a configure --enable-dbi, and I had also
made sure I had the dbi-pgsql library installed.  I have build it and
installed it, and I can not find anywhere to tell it to use the SQL 
backend rather than the file backend.  How do I do this?

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