[GNC] Associate a file with the selected transaction.

Geoff cleanoutmyshed at gmail.com
Sat May 15 22:25:41 EDT 2021

Hi David Carlson

You may find some useful information in this thread:




On 16/05/2021 9:37 am, David Carlson wrote:
> 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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