[GNC-dev] CSV Transactions exporter issues and a question

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue Sep 4 11:43:14 EDT 2018

> On Sep 4, 2018, at 8:23 AM, David T. via gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I was just fiddling around with the CSV exporter (trying to clarify something for the FAQ) on GC3.1.1 under Mac OS 10.13.6.
> A couple of issues:
> 1) When I got to the screen to select the output filename, there was a file picker section, below which is an OK button, and the assistant navigator buttons Cancel/Back/Next. For me, the “Next” button never activates, even though I enter a valid filename and select a valid folder (see screenshot). It turns out that this user must click OK to move forward. This is confusing.
> 2) In my first fumbling attempt to run through the process, I went back to this screen and tried to enter a new file name and GC crashed out. I was not able to reproduce the crash subsequently.
> 3) I attempted to tell the exporter to user Tabs as the delimiter, as I expected any of the other options (comma, colon or semi-colon) to appear in my output data. Entering “\t” in the Other field, however, did not result in a tab-delimited file, but rather a “\t” delimited file. It would be nice either to have the tab included as an option, or the “other” option to process escaped characters like “\t”
> And, now the question (an easy one!): for what version was the Export Transactions to CSV option added?


Can you check the crash report to see where and why it crashed?

CSV export was first released in GnuCash 2.6.0.

John Ralls

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