Automating gnucash

Josh Sled jsled at
Sun Jun 18 13:05:07 EDT 2006

On Sun, 2006-06-18 at 10:35 -0400, Anthony wrote:

> My understanding is that this sort of thing is not very well
> supported.  I can put the data into QIFs and import/export/merge that
> way, I can hook up gnucash up to a postgres database (which is
> nonstandard and doesn't work with all the features), or I can dive in
> directly using the Engine API (which is partly broken and doesn't
> contain much documentation).  Is this basically correct, or am I
> missing something? 

This is basically correct, except I don't know what you mean by the
engine being partly broken.

> Assuming there currently is no easy way to say integrate Gnucash with
> a perl or php script, does anyone think this is something coming in
> the foreseeable future?

The best way would be to wrap the C APIs.  I'd personally like to setup
SWIG to do so, but I don't know if this will come into 2.x or even 3.0.

...jsled - `a=jsled;; echo ${a}@${b}`

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