Installing finance::quote

Jerry Criswell criswel at
Tue Jun 20 18:10:33 EDT 2006

On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:22:14 -0400, David Hampton wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-06-20 at 14:04 -0500, Jerry Criswell wrote:
>> The Yahoo web site _does_ know about my mutual fund.  I tried all the
>> other american vendors but a price was never returned.  Your reply says I
>> need to enter the exact symbol.  I am not allowed to do that anywhere. 
>> The drop down windows only allow me to select by fund name not symbol.
>> The symbol is IAALX and the name is IDEX Asset Allocation Growth.  Can you
>> get a return through the price editor?
> OK, clearly there's some disconnect here.  Yes, I can get a quote for
> IAALX from yahoo.
>  david at hampton-pc:~$ /opt/gnucash/1.8/bin/dump-finance-quote yahoo IAALX
>  Finance::Quote fields Gnucash uses:
>      symbol: IAALX                <=== required
>        date: 06/19/2006           <=== required
>    currency: USD                  <=== required
>        last: 11.97                <=\
>         nav:                      <=== one of these
>       price: 11.97                <=/
>    timezone:                      <=== optional
>  david at hampton-pc:~$
> I'll assume that you've already created a commodity for the mutual fund
> because of the error messages you've reported before.  Start gnucash and
> open the commodity editor.   Select your fund and click Edit.  In that
> dialog the name for the commodity should be "IDEX Asset Allocation
> Growth", the symbol field should be "IAALX", the type should be
> "FUND" (although it doesn't matter), the cusip can be anything, and the
> fraction traded should be left at 1/10000.
> If you haven't entered the fund information, you can click 'Add' from
> the commodity editor window and you'll get the same data input window.
> As an alternative to creating commodities from the commodity editor, you
> can also create them when you are creating an account.  In the account
> dialog, first set the Account Type to Stock or Mutual Fund, then click
> on the Select button at the end of the commodity selection line.  Click
> "New" in the selection window, and you'll be back at the same data entry
> window for entering stock/mutual fund information.
> Hope this helps.
> David

Ahhh!!  You are the gnucash God!  All is well now.  I imported my entries
so I don't think I saw the commodities editor.  If I did I don't remember
it.  Thank you so very much.

Different subject.  Do you think gnucash will ever get a memo field on
each transaction?  I don't need it often, but it's awlful handy when I do.


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