QFX import problem and work around, possible bug or new feature?

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Sat Oct 1 03:22:21 EDT 2016

> On Oct 1, 2016, at 1:37 AM, gatzdon <gnucash at gatzafamily.com> wrote:
> You can add me to the list.
> Downloading QFX from the 'old' format website for Chase still works. 
> Downloading QFX from the 'new' format website for Chase has the extraneous
> <CATEGORY><MEMO>null for each transaction.  
> Importing the QFX results in null values for Description, but deleting each
> of these lines allows the QFX file to be imported normally.
> I did SM chase to complain, but assume nothing will become of it.

I've added a simple patch to https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=771451 along with instructions for applying it. It's for the OFX DTD, shipped with LibOFX; the processing that causes the failure is in LibOFX so there's not anything we can do in GnuCash code to work around the problem. Instructions for applying the patch are in the bug report.

We'll add the patch to the builds for the Windows and Mac packages in the next release, but users of other builds (Linux in particular, but also MacPorts, Homebrew, etc.) will have to do the patch themselves.

John Ralls

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