# Wrong Account Assumed When Importing Transactions

Derrick Hudson dman at dman13.dyndns.org
Fri Sep 26 06:32:13 EDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 04:41:19AM -0400, Ed P wrote:
| Hi Mike
|
| I had some luck - thanks for your suggestions. Results posted for the
| archives...
|
| > 1) Temporarily rename this target account to something else. Try importing
| > the file and see what happens when it doesn't have the targeted account any
| > more.
| This doesn't work. GnuCash tracks the account even after a rename.

The OFX/QFX file identifies the security by the UNIQUEID tag in the
SECID node.  The OFX/QFX importer matches that to the 'online_id' slot of an
account in GnuCash.  I don't see a way to modify an account's
online_id in the UI.  At your own risk, you could modify the gnucash
file manually if you need to.  (always make backup copies if you do!)

-Derrick

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