[GNC-dev] Import Documentation

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 13:34:28 EDT 2018

Hi David Cousens,

Some update inline:

Am 08.09.2018 um 03:37 schrieb David Cousens:
> Thanks Frank,
> It may be easier to start with what was there originally and rework it for the recent changes with the CSV importer in
> particular.  I don't use QIF at all but the setup should not have changed appreciably for that. OFX should not have
> changed appreciably. As far as I can see, the main matcher part is the same no matter what the import format so I will
> structure it to reflect that.   
> If its not in the current Doc format I can convert it over.   
> David Cousens   
> On Sat, 2018-09-08 at 02:06 +0200, Frank H. Ellenberger wrote:
>> Hi David C.
>> There was a chapter. it was accidently removed instead of moved a few
>> years ago.
>> I can try to get it back.

Until now I did not find it. It might be I messed it up with import-qif.

>> Frank
>> Am 08.09.2018 um 01:53 schrieb David Cousens:
>>> Hi
>>>  I recently made some changes to the import matcher to allow multiple
>>> selection of rows and assign a destination account to, all rows in the
>>> selection.
>>> I wanted to document this in the DOcs but could not find any documentation
>>> on the Importing of files at all, either in the Help Manual or the Turoial
>>> and Concepts guide.
>>> The Help manual selection on Transactions has a number of stubs for online
>>> importing. I would propose a similar section on  which addressed either
>>> before or after the stub on online importing:
>>> Importing from Files
>>>    Importing from OFX/QFX
>>>    Importing from QIF

Current location:
<sect1 id="import-qif">

This chapter should describe the druids/wizzards/assistents or however
they are called today. Version 1.6.4 had another structure where it was
part of "Importing Quicken ..."

>>>    Importing from CSV
>>> Is anyone currently working on documentation of impoorting from files?  If
>>> so I am happy to contribute changes as above.

In the german part of the wiki, we have a page about
Data exchange
... by file import/export
... online by aqbanking
Probably we should use a similar structure?

Because there is always the question in which part (Help or Guide)
informations belong, see also the related bugs:
https://bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=571320 - Help me choose which
download format to use for my bank statements

https://bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=687820 - Proposal to
restructure Tutorial and Concepts Guide
and it's dependency tree

>>> If not I would be willing to have a go at a first pass at producing some
>>> documentation.
>>> Is my choice of location sensible and consistent  with the overall
>>> documentation objectives?
>>> Davdi
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