GnuCash for Symbian

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Apr 6 19:09:44 EDT 2012

On Apr 6, 2012, at 1:08 PM, Christian Stimming wrote:

> As for the data format for importing transactions: I'd agree with the 
> reservations about QIF as a data format. It has some severe limitations, which 
> are somewhat worked around by the existing gnucash importer, but if you're 
> implementing a new importing scheme anyway, you should better choose an 
> exchange data format that doesn't give your obstacles from start on. Instead, 
> I'd rather suggest OFX as a data format. Hendrik mentioned a "unique 
> transaction identifier" that should be included in the exchange data format 
> for sure, and he is right. OFX has such a unique ID. It is being evaluated in 
> gnucash's OFX importer under the name "online-id". In fact, if the imported 
> file contains this field, duplicate transactions (whose online-id has been 
> observed in earlier imports) will be ignored from the import altogether right 
> now already. Hence, please try to use OFX' data format as your exchange data 
> format for transactions, if possible.


Doesn't this apply to Ngewi's app as well? In fact, aren't these essentially the same project implemented on two different mobile OSes?

John Ralls

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