GnuCash and loans
gthornock at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 20 13:19:51 MDT 2005
--- Dan Stovall <dbstovall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Don't know. Most banking sites allow you to download other
>> formats besides Quicken's though. Surely GnuCash can import
>> at least one of those formats.
> Last time I checked gnuCash support the ofx (Open Financial
> Exchange) format that both Quicken and MS Money have moved to.
> It is an open standard xml based format. The problem is that
> to download an ofx file from many banks without using the built
> in features of either Quicken or MS Money can be a pain.
It's possible to download data from just about any online banking
site and import it into GnuCash, but it might involve either
a manual download using a browser, or some fairly significant
custom scripting. I've never found the time to do it myself, and
my script would be fairly complex (involving multiple accounts
at multiple locations). I do know at least one person who has
actually gone to the effort of writing custom Perl code to
download and his banking data, and runs it from a weekly cron
job, though, so I'm sure it can be done.
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