Ruby library for extracting data from XML GnuCash data files

Gem Version


Add this line to your application’s Gemfile:

gem 'gnucash'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install gnucash


```ruby require “gnucash”

book =“MyBook.gnucash”)

book.accounts.each do |account| puts “#accountaccount.full_name: #accountaccount.final_balance” end

act = book.find_account_by_full_name(“Assets:Checking”) balance = act.transactions.each do |txn| balance += txn.value $stdout.printf(“%s %8s %8s %s\n”,, txn.value, balance, txn.description)) end

year = delta = act.balance_on(“#year-12-31”) - act.balance_on(“#- 1-12-31”) puts “You’ve saved #delta this year so far!” ```

To get the balance of an account, use act.balance_on("#{year}-12-31"). To get the total balance of an account with all its children accounts, use act.balance_on("#{year}-12-31", recursive: true).


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request