GNUCash question - duplicates

Knapp magick.crow at
Thu Dec 25 19:45:04 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> Steve Lamb wrote:
>>     I just want to make sure I'm not missing something stunningly obvious so
>> here goes a simple question Google has, thus far, failed to answer.
>>     I have 3 accounts (so far) that I want to track with GNUCash.  I exported
>> all of them in a single QXF file.  I imported them into GNUCash.  I have a
>> series of transfers from my main checking account to my savings account.  So I
>> go to the savings account, select one, and set it as coming from checking.  I
>> go to checking and it is now out of balance because the transfer is there
>> twice.  Once from the import and once from me associating the savings half of
>> the import to the checking account.
>    Just a thought. I have GNUCash and it works fine. But about 2 years
> ago my Bank Wells Fargo started to improve their bank records I can get
> to. I have 4 accounts and they provide any time I want to a way to
> transfer any amount from one to another account. And it does it. If I
> had GNUCash running I have to keep it up to date. But now I just copy
> the data to my computer as a txt file that is easy to read.
> Karl
>>     Ok, I'd expect that if I were working with QIF files, but QXF files have
>> unique IDs for the transactions.  The duplicate entries in the Checking
>> account have the exact same ID.  So, the questions is this:
>>     Is there a way to get GNUCash to recognize those IDs as duplicates and
>> make the association at the import /or/ a command to go through the ledgers
>> and recognize duplicate IDs/dates/amounts as duplicates even if the memo
>> differs and remove duplicates?
> --
>        Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI

This being a nice list you might get the answer you need but I bet you
would have a much better chance on the GNUCash list.

Douglas E Knapp

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