gnucash, Finance:Quote, and own module

Klaus Dahlke klaus.dahlke at
Sun Mar 19 04:46:13 EST 2006

On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 00:27:30 -0500
David Hampton <hampton-gnucash at> wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 23:04 +0100, Klaus Dahlke wrote:
> > after having trouble with from the recent Finance:Quote
> module, 
> There was an updated module posted on the Finance::Quote mailing
> list a couple of weeks ago.  I haven't committed it yet to CVS because
> I've been focusing on gnucash.  From the poster's comments, the problem
> was the advertising on the site.
Hi David,
Thanks for the hint. I downloaded the recent version from and it works basically okay (still two of my fonds produce errors as the layout of the search result for these two fonds differs from the layout for other searches).

> > I wrote a small own module for Finance::Quote where I collect the
> quotes 
> > from other sources (like the price pages from the respective fond
> companies). 
> > The module is called, located in the same directory as the
> other 
> > modules for Finance::Quote, and after 'export FQ_LOAD_QUOTELET=Custom'
> the 
> > command 'perl custom xxxxx' produces the desired result. 
> Could you clean this up and sumbit it to the F::Q site on sourceforge?
> Other users might use the same fund companies.

Will see what I can do. I am not a good programmer and have difficulties to get HtmlTableExtract working. So it is is pretty tailored solution for my private needs. I will play around with HtmlTableExtract to see whether I can get some re-usable coding.

Thanks and best regards,

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