GnuCash OFX import not matching accounts of same ID

Ngewi Fet ngewif at
Wed Sep 4 09:00:12 EDT 2013


On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Ngewi Fet <ngewif at> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I am having some reports from users of the GnuCash Android app that import
> of the OFX accounts into GnuCash desktop does not work seamlessly. GnuCash
> does not seem to be able to resolve the accounts even though there exists
> an account in the GnuCash desktop with the same ID.
> I am wondering if GnuCash uses any other metrics (other than the ID) to
> match the accounts, e.g. like the type of Account (Checking, savings, bank
> etc) or something else which I'm not aware of.
> Also the OFX format specifies that the account ID should be made up of up
> to 22 characters. GnuCash account IDs are typically longer and are
> maintained during import and export.
> Does the GnuCash OFX importer trim the IDs during import somehow? This
> would make it impossible to match accounts.
> In my testing for example, I observe this because the importer asks to
> select an account for
> "Unknown OFX checking account 'Bank account 2270a4f5bba10cda9477b56'".
> However the account in the exported file and in GnuCash itself has the ID:
> 2270a4f5bba10cda9477b56285ebc82b
> Any suggestions on what's happening and how to remedy it?
> Thanks,
> Ngewi

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