Newbie: Want to integrate with Contact Mgmt

Nathan Buchanan nbinont at
Wed Sep 3 23:53:45 EDT 2008

I'd also mention that there is a full c api available for accessing a
gnucash data file.


On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Eric Anopolsky <erpo41 at> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Eric
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