Re: OFX Test Server
Benoit Grégoire <bock <at> step.polymtl.ca>
2003-04-29 19:41:28 GMT
On April 29, 2003 03:21 pm, you wrote:
> I saw the on the GnuCash site that you are releasing libofx 0.6.4 .
> I am working on an information aggregator, and one of the things I want to
> include is access to account balances to compare against thresholds. Not a
> complete package, just accessing the account balances. OFX seemed like a
> good way.
> Some issues I have are access to a test server, getting information from
> banks on URLs to their OFX servers, etc.
> How did you solve these issues?
We didn't. Most banks where we tried to get the information have either
bumped whoever asked from departement to departement or flatly refused to
provide OFX information. This is why libofx does not yet have native
bi-directional support (what Quicken calls Direct connect), and we focussed
on response interpretation (what Quicken calls Web connect). Quicken uses a
central server to provide ofx server adresses at runtime.
Since my bank only support Web Connect and I don't have access to a test
server, I haven't had much incentive to speed up work on direct connect.
> Does libofx integrate well with Java?
I don't know, I never heard of anybody using it from java. It has a C-style
interface directly usable from C/C++. However, it currently uses static
callbacks, which may or may not be a ploblem. The next major revision is