Dynamically adding reports
warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Jun 11 16:47:30 EDT 2009
Quoting Havard Rast Blok <nn2 at hblok.net>:
> This sounds like a useful improvement.
> I have a minor comment, which might be a tangent: When using the
> ~/.gnucash/config.user to specify "load-from-path" reports, it will
> not work unless the absolute path is specified; e.g.
> "/home/user/.gnucash/reports/myreport.scm". If I use "~/.gnucash/..."
> the report will not load.
This is correct.. That's because load-file-path requires a full path.
It doesn't perform any variable expansion, and '~' is shell syntax.
So this isn't at all surprising.
There may be a guile function to expand the path but I don't know what
it may be offhand.
Regardless, this is completely unrelated to Phil's sugggestion and
should not have been a reply to his message.
> Phil Longstaff wrote:
>> I played around last night with how reports are loaded in the
>> system. I basically replaced:
>> (use-module (gnucash report report-A))
>> (use-module (gnucash report report-B))
>> which appears in standard-reports.scm, with
>> (define (get-report-list) (list
>> (for-each (lambda (x) (resolve-module (append '(gnucash report) x)))
>> which does nothing new, but does allow me to replace
>> (get-report-list) with a function which returns the names of all
>> .scm files. This will then allow a user/developer to just drop a
>> new report file into the reports directory, restart gnucash, and it
>> will be picked up. Or, (get-report-list) could read the list of
>> report file names from a standard-report-names.txt file, which would
>> allow the user/developer to drop a report file into the reports
>> directory, add the file name to the standard-report-names.txt, then
>> restart. My preference is for the former (fewer steps), but a
>> little more difficult.
>> The reports directory currently holds all of the report files (both
>> standard and business) as well as some support files. I think what
>> I will do is create a 'standard-reports' subdirectory to the reports
>> directory, and put the standard reports (or symlinks) there.
>> get-report-list will then have a single directory from which to get
>> all of the file names.
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