Default account structure for different locales

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Jan 30 11:37:49 EST 2014

On Jan 30, 2014, at 8:16 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> Ngewi Fet <ngewif at> writes:
>> Thanks for that clarification John.
>> Intuitively I expected the GUIDs to be generated each time. But once I tried
>> to import two files from different locales (and different machines) and had
>> the GUIDs all coincide.
>> That surprised me and got me wondering if GnuCash hardcodes the GUIDs somehow
>> (which I don't think makes sense). But good to know that it's generated each
>> time.
> That is surprising.  It is possible that some of the translated versions
> have 'type="guid"' instead of 'type="new"'.  And indeed a quick grep
> shows this is the case.  E.g.:
> grep 'act:id' accounts/de_DE/*-xea | grep -v 'type="new"
> We should fix that, and all the others.

find -exec sed to the rescue!


John Ralls

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