[RndTbl] GnuCash revisited

Glen Ditchfield GJDitchfield at acm.org
Sun Apr 21 16:50:50 CDT 2019

On Sun, 2019-04-21 at 15:15 -0500, Hartmut W Sager wrote:
> I did cause quite a GnuCash discussion here in Mar 2017, but this
> time I have one simple question.  Since it is difficult to quickly
> create a large GnuCash test data file, does anyone here know about
> GnuCash performance on a "large" file of about 20,000 transactions? 
> Specifically:
> 1.  How long do the load/open and save/close operations take?
> 2.  How smooth or snappy are various navigations, scrolling/paging
> up/down, searching, filtering, etc.?
> 3.  Are there any dangers of data loss due to possible GnuCash
> "comfortable size" limits?

My household accounts file contains 18 years of transactions and is
1.4MB using the compressed XML format.  Loading it takes under 5
seconds, saving takes less than 2.  Nothing else I do takes noticeable
time, but I don't use reports or file attachments.

(GnuCash 2.6 19, Ubuntu 18.04, i7-8850U, 8GiB RAM, M.2 SSD)

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