Reducing File Size

Mike C. subscribe307 at
Tue Jan 4 11:19:09 EST 2011

I timed it to give you a good answer.  It takes 67 seconds to load the
program, 32 seconds to generate an Income Statement, and 53 seconds to
generate a Balance Sheet.  I can tolerate this but would like to get rid
of some useless data to improve the performance.  I have a data file
with just a few entries to verify certain program attributes and it
loads in about 20 seconds and the reports load in 5-10 seconds.

On 1/3/2011 11:17 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> "Mike C." <subscribe307 at> writes:
>> I have the same problem that several others have mentioned.  Since I
>> converted over 15 years of Quicken data the Gnucash file is now 1845 KB
>> after compression and takes a long time to load or to generate reports. 
>> I would like to eliminate old data that is no longer needed without
>> affecting the current account totals. 
> Can you please define "a long time to load or to generate reports?"
> I've got 7 years of transactions in my data file and most of my reports
> generate within a few seconds.  (Some take longer, but that's more a
> problem with the report algorithms, which will get fixed over time).
>> Please remember to CC this list on all your replies.
>> You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.
> -derek

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