[GNC-dev] [GNC] QIF file import failed -- but no errors or warnings

Christopher Lam christopher.lck at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 10:31:01 EST 2020

Moved to devel because this is developer stuff. It's difficult because the
programming was done 20 years ago when toolkits were much more primitive.
You have two options to log.

in C, add PWARN ("retval is %s", retval? "True" : "False"); in
in guile, add (gnc:pk "objects1 = " object1 " object2=" object2) in

On Tue, 18 Feb 2020 at 17:44, crazylyle <lyle at austin.rr.com> wrote:

> I downloaded the current source code and built it.
> After gnucash tries to import my QIF file, I get the single word "Failed".
> Tracking
> this down, it is coming from
>  /* Inform the user. */
>         gnc_progress_dialog_set_sub (wind->convert_progress, _("Failed"));
> in assistant-qif-import.c at about line 3105, and is a result of
> if (scm_is_symbol (retval)) at line 3093 before that.  The scm_is_symbol
> seems to be a scheme function that determines if the retval is a scheme
> symbol.
> The retval is set by calling scm_apply (qif_to_gnc, ...) at about line
> 3040,
> which then takes us to the Scheme function qif-import:qif-to-gnc in
> qif-to-gnc.scm.  which seems to be about 200 lines of Scheme code
> which is probably catching an exception but generates no error messages
> or hint as to what is wrong.
> What with the large level of complexity in building gnucash using cmake,
> scheme, swig, and c,
> and the resulting dynamic loading of libraries,
> it's difficult for an outsider to step in and try to help.
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