[Kmymoney-devel] strangeness importing csv

Allan agander93 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 13:02:57 UTC 2012

On 21/01/12 12:44, Thomas Baumgart wrote:
> Hi,
> on Saturday 21 January 2012 13:30:29 Allan wrote:
>> On 21/01/12 11:37, Doug Lytle wrote:
>>> Allan wrote:
>>>>> The amount has been imported as $500.00 not $5.00. Do I explicitly need
>>>>> to specify the decimal symbol?
>>> Can't this be obtained from the KDE Locale settings, so it doesn't need
>>> any user input? Or an option to save it as a default? I find it awkward
>>> to have to select it each time I do an import.
>>> Doug
>> It could, Doug, but the snag with that is that some users use more than
>> one currency, which tends to mean that decimal delimiters may be different.
> Even worse: living in Germany we are used to use the comma as decimal
> separator. Depending on which software vendor and application you get a hold
> on, their German version spits out data with a comma as separator or a
> decimal. So you can't really rely on the locale setting which might be wrong
> in one or the other case. I agree, that you don't see this happening in a
> locale using the dot as decimal separator.
>> However, the next version, soon to be available via git HEAD, will allow
>> the user to set a profile for each different format he/she uses.  So
>> that should take care of your requirement.
> The QIF importer has some magic to detect which separators are used. Maybe you
> can take a look at it to see if you can use it. It requires to read the file
> twice though, but that shouldn't be a problem.

I'll certainly do that anyway, but I'm hoping that being able to have 
different profiles will suffice.

Re-reading is already done several times anyway, but the files are 
small, so far.


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