importing historical quotes into gnucash

Steve Kelem steve at
Wed Feb 1 16:34:00 EST 2006

Steve Kelem said the following on 2/1/2006 10:16 AM:

> It looks like there are two steps that I need help in:
> 1. How to download prices for stocks on a certain date. Finance::Quote 
> seems to work on only the current prices. There must be a way
> to get historical prices for stocks & bonds.

I found Finance::QuoteHist.  This module will download historical 
quotes, splits, and dividends.

I still need to know how to do the following.  Can anyone point me to 
some documentation?


> 2. Once I get the prices, how to import them into gnucash. There are 
> too many to input one at a time. It looks like I could hack the .xac 
> file,
> but this seems like something that many people would like to do, so a 
> more general solution would be a good thing.
> What are the available mechanisms?  Do I have to learn postgresql? 
> Write a Perl script? Learn guile?
> Please advise,
> Thanks,
> Steve
> Derek Atkins said the following on 1/6/2006 1:56 PM:
>> Quoting Steve Kelem <steve at>:
>>> I imported all my accounts and transactions into GnuCash, and all 
>>> the stock history is missing.
>> The importer doesn't hand stock quotes.
>>> How can I import historical stock prices?
>> Write a script to download them from yahoo?   I honestly don't know
>> of a good way offhand.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Steve
>> -derek 

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