GnuCash Android v1.6.0 pre-beta

Ngewi Fet ngewif at
Mon May 4 08:06:18 EDT 2015

Hi Dave,
yes, 1.5.5 will import your accounts and transaction just fine because it
completely ignores transaction templates and scheduled transactions.
1.6.0 tries to import those and fails sometimes because GnuCash desktop
does not use a standard format for the split amounts in transaction
templates. It works for some, but doesn't for others.
In your file, there is probably some cases which I have not run into or
been able to test.

I will modify the app such that it first tries to parse the template
transactions and if it fails, it will just ignore them.
That way, the import can succeed for all other normal accounts and
transactions rather than failing completely as it does now

Ngewi F.

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 4:57 AM, Dave H <hellvee at> wrote:

> Sorry, I should have mentioned that the files I'm using (my normal GnuCash
> compressed xml files) import into version 1.5.5 fine with one little quirk
> - the Scheduled Transactions never show up - when I go to Scheduled
> Transactions all I see is the message "No recurring transactions to
> display."  This could be because there are none immediately due as I always
> have them set to be created 60 days in advance to give me an idea of my
> cash flow for the next couple of months ?
> Cheers Dave H...
> On 4 May 2015 at 12:29, Dave H <hellvee at> wrote:
>> Hi Ngewi,
>> I'm having issues with both the beta versions of the app you've sent
>> lately. On my Galaxy Note 3 running Android 4.4.2 I get a white screen with
>> the Gnucash-beta Header for a few seconds and then a black screen without
>> the header and then the message "Unfortunately Gnucash beta has
>> stopped.....". On my Galaxy Tab 10.1 running Android 4.4.2 it starts
>> opening my normal Gnucash file and then displays "An error occurred while
>> importing the GnuCash accounts Error parsing template credit split amount".
>> I've tried deleting all the scheduled transactions but no luck.
>> Cheers Dave H...
>> On 30/04/2015 6:02 AM, "Ngewi Fet" <ngewif at> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Attached is a new beta build for the v1.6.0 release.
>>> This build has the following changes from the last one:
>>> - Improves reliability of importing/exporting scheduled transactions from
>>> GnuCash XML
>>> - Added translations for Spanish
>>> @John, could you upload the apk to SourceForge? Thanks
>>> As always, feedback is very welcome.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Ngewi
>>> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Ngewi Fet <ngewif at> wrote:
>>> > > I was able to open a copy of my regular desktop XML file with the
>>> > > Android Play store release of Gnucash for Android before installing
>>> the
>>> > > pre-beta.  It looks like all the accounts are there, but so far I
>>> have
>>> > > not imported any transactions.  I found the tool to convert a regular
>>> > > transaction into a scheduled transaction, but I have not tried it
>>> yet.
>>> > > If transactions were supposed to come along with the accounts, they
>>> did
>>> > > not.  I will try to make a small test file to see if size is a
>>> factor.
>>> > >
>>> >
>>> > If the transactions did not get imported then that is a big issue that
>>> > should not happen. The whole import should fail. The size of the file
>>> > should not be a problem either (unless if your file is gigabytes big!)
>>> >
>>> > Please make sure it is the XML file from having GnuCash desktop save
>>> > everything as XML (File -> Save as...)  and *not* the one from
>>> > "File->Export accounts" (which contains only accounts).
>>> > I'm not assuming that you didn't do this, just trying to troubleshoot.
>>> >
>>> > Regards,
>>> > Ngewi
>>> >
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