It is possible to modify existing or write own reports, if the available ones are not suitable. To
do this you will need to know
Guile, GNOME's implementation of
Scheme, which again is a LISP-like programming
language, and it is an excellent idea to have a copy of the
GnuCash source code available.
Introductory files in the source code
To get informations from your
GnuCash book for your report it is also necessary to access data from
GnuCash engine. This binding is generated by
Swig and based on
a set of Scheme wrapper functions in
Examine some of the other reports in
Some users started a table in https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Custom_Reports#The_GnuCash_API.
Because the above file only contains the syntax of the function you can use the nightly
Doxygen generated API documentation online for
the bugfix branch or
feature branch to get more information about the
After setting up a build environment you can also generate it locally by running
# make users: make doc # ninja users: ninja doc
in your build directory and then open
your preferred browser.
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.
 Up to version 2.0.5
G-Wrap was used and the file was