A library & micro-framework for reading data files exported from various internet banking solutions. Currently supports BBF and GPC files (just subsets of those for the time being)
- Python Compatibility
- Python 2.7 & Python 3.4
What Is It
The pybankreader library is a toolkit to create model-based representation of structured exported plain-text files.
The initial intention is to be able to load various exported repors, that you get from internet banking applications.
Currently, there are two formats supported in the library itself, on top of the framework for rolling your own: GPC and BBF. However, as stated, the library was designed with generic application in mind, it’s very easy to add additional formats.
The data-format that the library expects is a text file, that is structured, with one line per record (however, you can have any number of different records in such a file). Together, individual records form a report. All of this is handled transparently, so in the end, you can do something super-easy like this (report.custom_record and report.data are fields defined by a report, not the library itself):
report = MyReport(initial_data=file_like) name_of_report = report.custom_record.name for x in report.data: x.name x.surname
You will find more information about how to use this library in the docs.
How to Get It
- Use pip: pip install pybankreader
- Or clone from Github if you want to: git clone https://github.com/baldman/pybankreader.git
What Is the Projects Status
I’d say that library is in something like limited production use.
Currently, the library is capable of what it was initially intended to do, and that is to read two bank formats:
- GPC (v2)
- BBF (not FINSTA records)
If needed, other formats will follow.
Mind that only one datasource was used for testing: CSOB a.s. If problems arise, fill an issue and ideally, attach data that does not work with this.
On top of that, it’s very simple to create your own custom records and reports, since there is a un-healthy abundancy for bank export formats (see the docs for that).
Where Is the Documentation
http://pybankreader.readthedocs.org/, read the docs of course.