[GNC-dev] ImpEx Sample files

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 11:46:43 EDT 2018

Am 18.09.18 um 15:00 schrieb David Cousens:
> One problem I will have is getting sample files for the MT940, MT942 and DTAUS formats so I can run through the
> interfaces. I have a friend who was a manager with Deutsche Bank a few years ago but Klaus is now working for another
> company in Melbourne.
> If you know where I can find any sample files I would appreciate getting hold of them.  It would be good to have a
> collection of  sample files for testing Gnucash in any case as part of the program. No problem for the internal ones
> that Gnucash can export. 

In theory we keep a set of sample files in
https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/tree/maint/doc/examples and might add
the missing there, if we get them, too.

MTxxx formats
are defined by SWIFT

There is Transition in progess from ISO 7775 over ISO 15022 to ISO 20022
The genaral standard
has in 2 flavours:
traditional line oriented MT-formats (message types)
and modern UNIFI (ISO 20022) xml files aka MX-format
Often the german wiki page has more details like field descritions. But
I didn't see nice example files.

Was introduced by the german bank association ZKA
- today: https://die-dk.de/en/ -
in 1976 for magnetic tapes, later floppies, ...
2016-02-01 it was officially abandoned and replaced by
else: the above-mentioned ISO20022 (XML-Format).

While the wikipedia page describes the structure IMHO there is no need
to document a abandoned format.

So, if you think we should add example files we should ask on
gnucash-user and gnucash-de.

> Best wishes 
> David (Cousens)


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