[Kmymoney-devel] strangeness importing csv
ostroffjh at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 21 00:07:19 UTC 2012
I've been trying to import a csv file I just created myself. The
purpose is to add a transaction for a cash tip to match every one of a
particular set of transactions I exported with a custom report. A
typical line in the file is:
2011-02-04,Personal: Appearance/Grooming,Hair Shop,-5.00,Tip
Clearly most of the errors I'm getting are just due to careless
fingers, as they don't repeat. However, some are persistent.
When I click "import" I get a popup asking me to enter the debit flag
column number. I cancel, hit import again, and it imports. I assume a
debit flag would be something to tell whether the "amount" column is a
debit or credit - but why not put this on the main dialog?
Even though "Hair Shop" (actually the name of the person) is already a
payee, it always creates a new payee - with the identical name, as far
as I can tell. Is there any way to assure it uses an existing payee?
The amount has been imported as $500.00 not $5.00. Do I explicitly
need to specify the decimal symbol?
Is there any way to get the category assigned, or will that work once I
get it to use the existing payee?
Thanks for any suggestions. (I know I could just leave the import as
is and then edit all the transactions at once, since this is just a one
time exercise, but I figured I'd prefer to understand what, if
anything, I'm doing wrong.
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