This section may need updating !!!
It is possible to write reports if the current ones are not suitable. To do this
you will need to know Scheme (a LISP-like programming language), and it is an
excellent idea to have a copy of the
GnuCash source code available.
The reporting interface is documented in the source code file
GnuCash source distribution provides a
good example of how reports are developed.
It is also necessary to access data from the engine to get
information for your report. This is
since version 2.1.x performed by a set of
Scheme wrapper functions that are documented in the file
Up to version 2.0.5 it was
src/g-wrap/gnc.html. Examine some of the other
reports in src/scm/report for an indication of how they are used.
Some users started a table in the
Custom Reports#The GnuCash API.
Because the above file only contains the syntax of the function you can use the Doxygen source documentation either local after running
./configure --enable-doxygen --enable-html-docs make doc
At present, reports are produced by calling a HTML-generation API, which outputs a dialect of HTML and rendering this with a HTML widget. This has limitations, particularly when trying to align objects precisely, as might be necessary for printing onto pre-printed invoices for example.