David,Thanks. I was able to get a readable (but quite big) text file.Glenn    
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:00:57 AM GMT+8, David Carlson 
<david.carlson....@gmail.com> wrote:  
 
 Glenn,
Please address your messages to gnucash-user @gnucash.orgby using reply All.

As David T mentioned earlier the .gnucash file is compressed and it has to be 
saved in uncompressed XML format first.  To do that click on Edit > Preferences 
>General and uncheck Compress File then File > Save As... whatever filename and 
location you are using for your experiment.  

Remember when you go back to your original filename and location to again click 
on Edit > Preferences >General and check Compress Fileto resume saving in 
compressed format.

David C

On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 8:47 PM, Glenn Bordonada <glennbordon...@yahoo.com> 
wrote:

 David,When I saved the .gnucash file as .xml, I found that the .xml file is 
not text but binary or encrypted code. I was hoping, I could extract the text 
data. Regards,Glenn
    On Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:10:41 AM GMT+8, David Carlson 
<david.carlson....@gmail.com> wrote:  
 
 The simplest answer is:  

1.  it is incredibly easy to break the file so that GnuCash cannot read it.

2.  A large part of the file is obfuscated by using tokens instead clear text 
so cross references are really difficult to follow.

David C

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 12:47 PM, Glenn Bordonada via gnucash-user 
<gnucash-user@gnucash.org> wrote:

 Pardon a naive question from a newbie.
I noted that I can save my .gnucash file into .xml file which I can edit with a 
text editor or write text processing programs to extract the data in various 
ways.
Can anybody tell me what are the pros and cons for such a change?
Regards,Glenn

    On Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:15:14 AM GMT+8, C M Reinehr <c...@reinehr.net> 
wrote:

 I'm still a novice at GnuCash but from previous discussions I do not
believe that there is a global find and replace utility. But two ideas
come to mind. If your file format is XML, isn't that a text file? If it
is, you could use a text editor ('vi' if you're on Linux) to do a global
search & replace. Or, if you are using SQLite, you could use the dump
utility to create a text SQL file and, likewise, use a text editor. Then
rebuild your GnuCash file from the edited SQL dump file.

HTH!

CMR


On 04/09/2018 11:11 PM, Paul Costan wrote:
> I am looking for the command(s) or work-around to accomplish what I
> used to use in Quicken as Find and Replace.  Specifically, after
> downloading multiple months of transactions from my credit union into
> a simple checkbook ledger, I could use the Quicken "find" to select
> all transactions with description "Safeway" and then select from them
> to "replace" the category to "Groceries". I'm good in Gnucash up
> through the Find part, can't figure out how to easily set the Account
> without a lot of keystrokes. Didn't see anything in the
> manual/help/faq.  Suggestions? Thanks.
>
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