How to automate data importing on Mac

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri May 4 09:39:23 EDT 2007

Vladimir Weinstein <weivsara at> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm guessing people have already figured this one out -
> I have accounts at 3 financial institutions that I import to GC on a  
> regular basis (1 to 2 times a week). One of those institutions holds  
> 3 accounts. So my routine on a Mac is to visit every site, download  
> OFX data, and then from GC do file->import->OFX 4 to 6 times.  
> Afterwards I delete downloaded files.
> This work is not too bad. However, on Windows + MS Money I was able  
> to define MS Money as a handler for OFX files and it would  
> automatically open and import my stuff. I never used 'Online banking'  
> features of MS Money because banks tend to like to charge for that.
> Is there a reasonable way to shorten and/or simplify this procedure?

Yes, it's called "OFX Direct Connect" and it's available
in GnuCash 2.0 and above with modern AqBanking and LibOFX support.


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
       Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
       URL:    PP-ASEL-IA     N1NWH
       warlord at MIT.EDU                        PGP key available

More information about the gnucash-user mailing list