Newbie: Want to integrate with Contact Mgmt

Eric Anopolsky erpo41 at
Wed Sep 3 19:14:12 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 13:59 -0700, jheske wrote:
> I am developing software for a small law practice.  GnuCash seems like a
> great solution for the Accounting side, but I am also developing a set of
> apps for document processing based on OpenOffice. I need to do things like
> personalized contracts, non-disclosures, and other correspondence, all of
> which will pull customer details from a database.  Is there any way I can
> access GC's customer contact data so I can access it for my other apps?  Or
> do I really need to maintain the accounting and the doc processing with two
> separate versions of the same customer data?
> I haven't even installed GC yet as I'm still in the investigation phase, so
> I'm not likely to understand too much jargon at this point.  Thanks so much
> for any guidance!

Gnucash stores its data in a gzip'd XML file so it shouldn't be too hard
to extract the information you need. I don't know anything about
extending openoffice, so I can't help you there.

There has been some talk of future versions of gnucash moving to a
relational database (possibly sqlite) to store the information that's
currently in the XML file, so you may have to update your software at
some point.


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