OFX Transaction Matching [Was: Re: Another one unhappy with quickfill]

Jeff Kletsky gnucash at allycomm.com
Mon Jan 17 12:23:47 EST 2011

Thanks for the suggestions -- reports of any other annoyances would be 
most welcome before I dive into the code in a few weeks.

One of the things that I am considering is improving the UI and code so 
that potential matches are shown and can be selected.

I often have similar transactions for the same payee that are matched to 
the same journal transaction. With parking meters taking credit cards 
now in San Francisco, this is going to be even more of an issue.

Another problem is the "auto-match" matching something that isn't even 
close to what it should be. I have a suspicion that some of it is that a 
match on "Account unknown Bank unknown" is treated as a "positive match" 
even though it is pretty meaningless.


On 01/17/2011 08:28 AM, Mike Leone wrote:
> On 1/17/2011 11:04 AM, Jeff Kletsky wrote:
>> I would put it at a level of "strong annoyance" -- it's on my "short
>> list" but lower than:
>> * getting budget-tracking reports available from outside GNUCash
>> * making OFX transaction matcher to match (or not, depending on your
>> perspective) reliably
> I'm with you on that one.The matcher consistently fails to match certain
> recurring transactions, and just as consistently, properly matches other
> recurring transactions. For example, every imported transaction that
> occurs from CVS (a drugstore company) always matches, and every imported
> transaction from Acme (a grocery) always fails. Even tho I always assign
> the Acme transactions to a specific account, the matcher never remembers
> that account and uses it the next time.
> I'd love to be able to throw out all matching rules, and tell it to
> start learning all over again ..
>> * getting OFX not to fill in "Account Unknown" or whatever in just about
>> every transaction
> My OFX import fills in the account for certain transactions. (see above)
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