GnuCash for Symbian

Christian Stimming christian at
Sat Apr 7 15:48:22 EDT 2012

Am Freitag, 6. April 2012, 16:09:44 schrieb John Ralls:
> 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.
> Christian,
> 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?

Yes, absolutely.


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