Getting Stock Quotes and Securities set up...

Neil Marks neil.marks at
Wed Nov 12 17:39:54 EST 2008

I have a question on the above... I have Finance::Quote installed along 
with gnucash 2.2.7. This works ok for some stocks I have as I see the 
stock price updated - example is IBM (using Yahoo). However, I have some 
other stocks (UK stocks) which I can't seem to get to work correctly.
using "qnc-fq-dump yahoo_europe NG.L" (or europe)
Finance::Quote fields Gnucash uses:
    symbol: NG.L                 <=== required
      date: 00/00/2000           <=== required
  currency: GBP                  <=== required
      last: 7.04                 <=\
       nav:                      <=== one of these
     price: 7.04                 <=/
  timezone:                      <=== optional
but within gnucash when I try and get quotes from within the price 
editor it complains that "FUND:NG.L" can not be retrieved. I have 
defined the security
with NG.L in the symbol/abbreviation field with either Yahoo Europe 
(Single) or Europe (Multiple) and both these fail...
I also have the same problem with SSE.L - works via the command line but 
not from get quotes within gnucash.
Any ideas as to why I can not get this quote??

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