New issue 215: Library of importers, for different filetypes and sources https://bitbucket.org/blais/beancount/issues/215/library-of-importers-for-different
Michael Droogleever: People are lazy. New users want to see software work for them before they commit to using it. For most new beancount users, especially those that are not already using a double entry accounting system, this involves importing data exported from their financial institutions. Beancount does not include many importers at the moment, there is no formal way of requesting for new ones, and anyone who does make one for themselves has no obvious way of sharing this with other users. The end result, frequently, is many unknown repos containing individual importers. Suggestion: + Provide a simple way for those who do not wish to program an importer to provide sample files that need to be imported (and give guidelines for anonymising them). + Use this to make a list of importers which need to be made, ideally sorted using some sort of vote system to determine interest. + Create a procedure, naming scheme, save location etc. for adding importers. Invite people to make PRs to add importers. Simplify the process and encourage tests. + Finally, advertise the list of importers included with beancount, "batteries included", and provide simple generic guides on how to use them. The goal is to have a sizeable coverage of the major financial institutions around the world and their file formats. This will hopefully increase the interest in this software and plain text accounting. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Beancount" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to beancount+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/beancount/20180213203852.8299.34125%40celery-worker-109.ash1.bb-inf.net. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.