How does GnuCash import OFX double entry transactions?
ngewif at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 16:28:27 EST 2013
Thanks for that clarification!
On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 9:57 PM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
> Ngewi Fet <ngewif at gmail.com> writes:
> > Hi everyone,
> > I was wondering if someone can explain to me how GnuCash for desktop
> > handles importing double entry transactions from OFX files. There is an
> > BANKACCTTO tag which specifies the destination account when used in
> > conjunction with BANKACCTFROM. (see attached sample OFX)
> > But it seems to be ignored during import. Does GnuCash take this into
> > consideration or am I missing something?.
> No, gnucash does not take this into account. The importer is one-sided,
> and doesn't consider your use case. The OFX importer doesn't auto-map
> both ends of a transaction together. And the FITID is unique per
> account, you are allowed to have the same ID in multiple accounts and
> and not assume that it's the same transaction.
> Moreover, OFX does NOT support split transactions.
> > Right now, users of the Android app need to manually match double
> > transactions again on the desktop which is a lot of work.
> > Any thoughts?
> If you want to have your app supply both ends of the same transaction
> then you should use QIF, which supports what you are trying to do.
> There's no way to do it with OFX.
> > Cheers,
> > Ngewi
> Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
> Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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> warlord at MIT.EDU PGP key available
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