[Kmymoney-devel] [kmymoney4] [Bug 351511] erroneous change (matching?) of payees during QIF import from MS Money 97

Thomas Baumgart ipwizard at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Aug 23 06:22:06 UTC 2015


--- Comment #6 from Thomas Baumgart <ipwizard at users.sourceforge.net> ---
@Allen: no, that option is only used during manual data entry

@Jack: no need for a regexp-wishlist entry - that is exactly how it is
implemented. And that is the cause of the problem here, as it does a partial
match. So in case you have an import into an empty file which contains 'Pool'
and 'Liverpool' as two payees, than it depends on the order in the QIF file if
you end up with one (order: Pool, Liverpool) or two payees (order: Liverpool,

Changing the behavior so that "Match on Payee Name" requires a full match of
the string is easy to accomplish (source-code wise). If it is general consensus
that this is how the application should behave, than I go ahead and change it.

Here is a comment located at the automatic payee creation in

        // for now, we just add the payee to the pool and turn
        // on simple name matching, so that future transactions
        // with the same name don't get here again.

Changing the "Match on Payee Name" to require a full match does not hurt here
at all and I don't see other cases where it would be a problem to change it. If
not wanted by the user, he can always change it to the "Match on a string in a
list" version, which supports both, partial and full, match versions out of the


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