writing and ofx plugin

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at telenet.be
Mon Apr 21 03:45:22 EDT 2014

On Sunday 20 April 2014 14:56:12 John Ralls wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2014, at 6:47 AM, greg nwosu <greg.nwosu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would like to write a plugin to enable ofx support with natwest
> > bank, im thinking of writing a simple web crawler that will login
> > to internet banking and request an ofx export of accounts.
> > 
> > I would prefer to write it in python or java but I'm happy enough to
> > write it in C .
> > 
> > Can anyone suggest an area of the code where i can plug this in?
> > Is the code already "pluggable" or will i have to hack my way in.
> > Any suggestions or templates of code that can be changed slightly
> > would be greatly appreciated.
> > Any resources for beginning to code for gnucash would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> You should look at src/import-export/import-ofx to begin with.
> The interfaces for hooking into the menus are in
> src/gnome-utils/gnc-plugin-manager.c. You should be able to register
> the plugin callback from the Python bindings, though I don’t know
> that anyone has tried that.
> Good luck!
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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Alternatively you could consider implementing this as part of the aqbanking project [1] which is 
used by gnucash for online banking support.

The site I refer to is in German. I believe the maintainer (Martin Preuss) is also subscribed to 
the gnucash-devel list or at least used to be.



[1] http://www2.aquamaniac.de/sites/home/index.php

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