[GNC] Trouble Installing Online Price Retrieval Tool

Chris Good goodchris96 at gmail.com
Wed May 5 21:29:52 EDT 2021

Hi Sudesh,

Everything you should need to know to set up your stocks in GnuCash is
covered in

Everything you should need to know about using Finance::Quote is covered in

Regards, Chris Good

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Date: Wed, 5 May 2021 07:58:44 -0500
From: David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at gmail.com>
To: Sudesh Chandar <schandar2205 at yahoo.com>
Cc: "gnucash-user at gnucash.org" <gnucash-user at gnucash.org>, Geoff
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Subject: Re: [GNC] Trouble Installing Online Price Retrieval Tool
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I think you have completed the installation correctly.   Since you also
obtained a key from Alpha Vantage you should be able to use their service to
download prices if they provide the ones that you want. For some stock
quotes you may get better results using one of the other services that the
finance-quote software can access.  Ask here about specific quotes on
specific exchanges.

For example,  I use Yahoo as json service for quotes on the US exchanges
because I download about 30 prices at a time.

On Wed, May 5, 2021, 5:19 AM Sudesh Chandar via gnucash-user <
gnucash-user at gnucash.org> wrote:

> Hello Geoff,
> Many thanks for the fast reply.
> Actually the Perl scripts ran longer than 30 minutes.... much closer 
> to 3 hours and after all that It threw up an error about "Alpha 
> Vantage  API Key". I had to manually visit the alphavantage website 
> and request a key and update Gnucash app under edit/preferences.
> Is this normal?
> Once I updated the key It seems work okay now.
> Like I said before, I am still a newbie at this, My next step is how 
> to setup a stock symbol in the price database/Get quotes button?
> Currently pressing the button only gives me currency conversion 
> between USD and INR.
> Thanks,
> - Sudesh    On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 01:00:54 PM GMT+5:30, Geoff <
> cleanoutmyshed at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Hi Sudesh
> Some of the required Perl modules take a considerable time to install 
> and the process may appear to "freeze" when in fact it is only "resting".
> Can you try again - you need to run the "gnc-fq-update" script located 
> in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\gnucash\bin\" directory - and send a 
> screenshot if it is still hanging after 30 minutes.
> Thanks
> Geoff
> =====
> On 5/05/2021 5:09 pm, Sudesh Chandar via gnucash-user wrote:
> > Hello  Group,
> > I am a new user of GNU cash and have recently downloaded and 
> > installed
> Gnucash ver 4.5 on a windows 10 64 bit machine.
> > I am trying to run the script for Installing online price retrieval 
> > and
> the command line freezes after a while.
> > It installed the Strawberry perl just fine and the install check and
> version check passes ok and then it copies all the *.pm files just ok.
> > Where it hangs is after the message  "C:\Strawberry\c\bin\gmake.exe 
> > --
> OK'
> > What am I missing?
> > I also checked the Gnucash app under the help menu/ about and the
> "Finance::Quote" module is not installed.
> > Any Help from the group as to why this is happening and how to 
> > resolve
> it?
> > Regards,Sid
> > _________________________________________

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