Importing a big OFX

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue May 23 12:52:12 EDT 2006

Quoting Andrea Carpani <ml at>:

> There's a problem in that most of the transactions have same Description
> and different Memo fields: Memo is what really makes the difference as
> Description is only used to identify the type of card used for the
> expenses.

This isn't a problem for GnuCash.

> Is it possible to tell gnucash (while importing) that the Memo field is
> the important one?

It already uses both..  It will quickly realize that the description token is
irrelevant and the memo token is what matters.  Just make sure you have
the "Use Bayesian Matching" option turned on in your preferences.

> Andrea Carpani <ml at>


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