[GNC] Associate a file with the selected transaction.

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Sat May 15 19:37:28 EDT 2021

David H,

I cannot find any help for that setting either.  Is that mandatory to make
the individual associations work?  Do all associated files need to be in
the same place? What if the GnuCash data file is on a USB key?  Did I
mention encryption?

On Sat, May 15, 2021 at 6:04 PM David H <hellvee at gmail.com> wrote:

> David,
> Don't forget there's also a Gnucash : General : Linked Files preference
> that allows you to set the "Path head for Linked Files Relative Paths"
> which I believe is used to point to the folder you want to keep your
> associated files in.
> Cheers David H.
> On Sun, 16 May 2021 at 02:41, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I would like help with the above subject.  This is an action in the
>> transaction menu which seems to have no description of what it does or how
>> to use it.  I tried to use it and it produced a letter in the top bar of
>> the transaction display.  Now when I right-click on the transaction there
>> is an action Open Associated File/Location.
>> When I try that, I get an error message "GnuCash could not open the
>> associated Url:" then it shows a URL that should be pointing to a file or
>> a
>> location.  However, there is no information on how to fix the problem.  It
>> seems like the solution might depend on the OS and certain characteristics
>> of the URL.  I would like a general answer for Windows, Linux, MAC, and
>> local vs network locations and, perhaps, relative vs absolute addressing
>> if
>> that matters.
>> --
>> David Carlson
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