[Kmymoney-devel] Developing a plugin

aga agander93 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 10:43:21 UTC 2015

On 27/01/15 07:06, Thomas Baumgart wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tuesday 27 January 2015 01:21:39 aga wrote:
>> On 27/01/15 00:14, Jack wrote:
>>> On 2015.01.26 19:02, aga wrote:
>>>> On 26/01/15 23:33, Jack wrote:
>>>>> On 2015.01.25 17:07, Paolo Spanevello wrote:
>>>>>> does anybody develop a web plugin? at least the essential features
>>>>>> for example insert a record in the Ledgers?
>>>>>> I followed the link above but it does not work.
>>>>>> http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/office/kmymoney/kmymoney/plugins/
>>>>> Paolo,
>>>>> KMyMoney has migrated from svn to git some time ago, so the new home
>>>>> of the code base would be
>>>>> http://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/office/kmymoney or the
>>>>> repository directory under that.  If you can tell us where you found
>>>>> that link, someone can correct it.
>>>>> Also, KMyMoney is a KDE application, not a web application.  Plugins
>>>>> are to add functionality to the main application.  Writing a web
>>>>> application to add data to a KMyMoney file is certainly possible, but
>>>>> it would not be a KMyMoney plugin - it would be a completely separate
>>>>> application (and not an easy thing to do.)
>>>>> Just off the top of my head, it might be more reasonable to write a
>>>>> web application to accept the data necessary for new transactions,
>>>>> but store it as an OFX file, which can then be imported into
>>>>> KMyMoney.  However, it also depends on what your actual goal is.
>>>>> Jack
>>>> I've just remembered Web Connect, but can't now remember how it works,
>>>> and I couldn't see it in the handbook.
>>>> To Paolo
>>>> If you already have KMyMoney, then it contains the handbook, with the
>>>> section on writing plugins, although it's short on detail.
>>> If I remember correctly (I've never used it) WebConnect is the ability
>>> to go to your bank or other institution's web site, ask it to download a
>>> data file, and then have KMyMoney import that data without the extra
>>> step of saving it to disk first.  (Yes, it actually does get saved, but
>>> you don't have to specify where and then point the KMM import process to
>>> that file, so it's a bit more efficient.)
> Yes, that's how it works.
>>> The only mention of writing plugins I can find is at the end of the
>>> section on import and export, and really just says to use the OFX plugin
>>> as an example for writing a plugin to import some other format data.  I
>>> suppose it would be possible to write a web application which is
>>> interfaced to a plugin for a KMyMoney instance launched by the web app.
>>> Jack
>> Yes, I did a search and it produced the page in the handbook, so it is
>> there.
>> I set up a file association for *.ofx and clicked to download.  It
>> offered kmymoney, and the file was imported correctly.  So, it is efficient.
>> Rather than needing to produce a fairly complicated ofx file, a simpler
>> file could be produced and imported, perhaps.
> Doesn't webconnect support all import formats incl. QIF and CSV? OK, it might
> have to be setup correctly.

I think that's a yes, but...  I think it triggers the File Open routine, 
rather than the plugins..  It comes up with the 'old binary format...' 
message.  Shame that, but no doubt someone could adapt it?


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