GnuCash historically has always been a
traditional application in the sense that you open it, use it to
manipulate your financial data via the windows it presents, save your
data and close the windows again. This has the inherent limitation that
you can only do whatever the windows, menus and toolbars allow you to do.
Sometimes you might need a little more flexibility. For example, you need a report with just a little different information than what the built-in reports provide, or you want to automate a frequently recurring action. Such custom manipulations are ideal candidates to write in one or the other scripting language.
GnuCash version 2.4 you can
Python scripts to manipulate your financial data.
Python extensions come with a couple of ready to use scripts. This
chapter will show you how to use some of these.
This chapter is not about how to write your own