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17 Mar, 2017 03:55 PM

With the help of Virantha Ekanayake's web site I was able to get my python script bundled and compiled to an mxt file. I am able the run the uncompiled file through the MD2017 built in python interface. But the mxt file hangs when it gets to
"book = moneydance.getCurrentAccountBook()". It doesn't show any kind of an error message. I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of how I can figure out what the error might be.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Sean Reilly on 19 Mar, 2017 10:25 AM

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    Hello,

    In Moneydance we pipe everything that would go to stderr/System.err to a log file that is wiped out after every restart. You can view the contents of that file using the Help->Console Window menu. If you do that, does it show any errors or stack traces?

    Thanks!

    Sean Reilly
    Developer, The Infinite Kind
    http://infinitekind.com

  2. mt_head_98 closed this discussion on 20 Mar, 2017 02:19 PM.

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  4. 2 Posted by mt_head_98 on 20 Mar, 2017 02:21 PM

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    Hi Sean

    That did the trick. I was able to see the location of the problem and fix it.

    Thank you
    Rick

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  7. 3 Posted by mt_head_98 on 21 Mar, 2017 03:50 PM

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    Sorry to be a pest. But now that I have my extension working, is there a way to run it when MD 2017 is started? Before I upgraded from MD 2014 I used "-invoke moneydance:fmodule:jpython:runfile?=" to run my script. That does seem to work with 2017, so I thought if I put the script in an extension I could run it with "-invoke moneydance:fmodule:myextension". But that isn't working either.

  8. Support Staff 4 Posted by Sean Reilly on 21 Mar, 2017 04:04 PM

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    Hi Rick,

    If the script is packaged and loaded as an extension (in a .mxt file) then it will be loaded when Moneydance first starts up, and the loader will call the init() method on the extension, which I believe would be the init(self) method in your python extension class.

    Thanks!

    Sean Reilly
    Developer, The Infinite Kind
    http://infinitekind.com

  9. 5 Posted by mt_head_98 on 22 Mar, 2017 01:45 AM

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    Hi Sean

    I got it to run at start up using "-invoke moneydance:fmodule:myextensioninit() method :"

    Thanks for the help

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