[Kmymoney-devel] strangeness importing csv

Allan agander93 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 10:38:32 UTC 2012

On 21/01/12 01:20, Jack wrote:
> On 2012.01.20 19:07, Jack wrote:
>> 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
> I also tried adding double quotes around the text fields, but that
> didn't make any difference.
>> 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?
> Still not sure about this.
>> 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?
> OK - the existing payee had matching turned off. Once I checked "Match
> on Payee" it did, and stopped creating a duplicate Payee. This also let
> it set the default category for that payee, as desired.

Yes, I twigged this later, too, but was in bed trying to get to sleep.

>> The amount has been imported as $500.00 not $5.00. Do I explicitly
>> need to specify the decimal symbol?
> I first tried changing it to -$5.00, but no change. Explicitly setting
> the decimal symbol on the settings tab fixed it. Since my locale already
> has (as far as I can tell) this set - should this have been necessary?
>> Is there any way to get the category assigned, or will that work once
>> I get it to use the existing payee?
> See above - taken care of by getting the payee to match.
>> 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.
> One new issue is that with the correct amount at $5.00, three of the
> transactions matched, even though the payee was different. Fortunately,
> all I had to do was "unmatch" them.
> Jack
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