Upper Case Counts and We're Not All Having Problems

Andrew Sackville-West andrew at farwestbilliards.com
Sun Mar 12 19:28:19 EST 2006

On Sun, 12 Mar 2006 14:35:58 -0600
"Jim Muchow" <jmuchow at gmail.com> wrote:

> A couple of months ago, I got a letter and an email from Intuit that
> my version of Quicken (2003 Business edition) was too old for them
> to even consider supporting anymore (yeah?), that I can't download
> stock quotes anymore (them's fightin' words), but that they would be
> more than happy to sell me a new version of their bloat-ware for
> next to arm-and-a-leg.

This is SO why I left quickbooks two years ago...

> Two can play at that game.
> After a few weeks or setting up 1.8.11, configuring and porting the
> relevant financial data, I can say, good-bye and good riddance to
> Quicken.


> I have everything working now, except for scheduled transactions,
> which are nice but buggy and fortunately not necessary. I can download
> quotes - which brings me to the other reason I'm writing.
> When creating your list of stocks and mutual funds in the Price Editor,
> make sure you use Upper Case (Capital Letters). The test app
> dump-finance-quote doesn't care, but something in GnuCash between
> the symbols list and the download app does. Last month
> (Fri Feb 17 14:12:39 EST 2006),  a Vazrik Israelian wrote to complain
> that he was "Unable to retrieve quotes for these items:" - subject of post).
> I had this exact same problem until I changed the case of one, then
> eventually all my stock symbols from lower (like Vazrik's yhoo) to upper
> (YHOO).

maybe this should go in wiki.gnucash.org, if not already there.


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