advice for multi-currency QIF?
jralls at ceridwen.us
Sat May 2 15:47:02 EDT 2015
> On May 2, 2015, at 10:51 AM, John Valente <johnv02139 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am just starting out with GnuCash. I want to import data I have stored in a commercial program, which includes accounts using different currencies. I exported my data as QIF, and when I used the GnuCash importer, it made me select a currency, and noted that multiple currencies were not supported during QIF import.
> I went ahead with the import, in USD, since my alternate-currency accounts are pretty minimal. I figured, at that point, GnuCash just didn't have much support for multiple currencies, and I'd just try to straighten things out by hand after the import finished.
> I then started looking a little more closely at the documentation, including page 1 of the guide:
> Free Accounting Software | GnuCash
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> I do notice that "global currencies" is mentioned prominently in the first sentence, and quite prominently in the illustration. So, my initial suspicion that GnuCash was basically a single-currency program was off the mark.
> So I guess the problem is limited to QIF import? Is there any recommended strategy for importing data that is in different currencies?
> I am a software engineer, and I would be interested in attempting to add multi-currency support to the importer, particularly if someone on this list can give me any pointers.
You're in the wrong list. This one is for developers to discuss GnuCash internals. The user list, gnucash-user at gnucash.org, is the one you want. I've copied that list on this reply for your convenience, but you'll need to subscribe to it in order to post if you haven't already.
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