Import CSV Bills & Invoices - Notes field

Mike Evans mikee at
Wed Jun 18 07:12:59 EDT 2014

On Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:36:04 -0700
JP Liew <jpliew at> wrote:

> Hi all, 
> I did a search and was not able to find an answer to my question. 
> Basically, I would like to write an eBay or Paypal sales to GnuCash 
> invoice converter that will export eBay/PayPal sales to GnuCash CSV file that 
> can be imported by the "Import Bills & Invoices".  The prototype 
> works ok except I was not able to figure out how to deal with multi-line
>  Notes. 
> In GnuCash, a user can type multi-line notes, however in CSV, I 
> was not able to find a way to code the CR / LF in the Notes field. 
> If anyone has done this before, could you share some lights please?
> If not, can any let me know the actual src that is dealing with the part of the import please? 
> Cheers 
> John 
Hi John.

You should just be able to insert '\n' where you want the newline.

Regarding e-bay to invoices, I wrote a utility to create Bills from ebay purchases, there may be something useful in there.

Mike E

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