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    Import Norway Audit File Extension (BETA)

    Other countries

    View the content of a Norwegian Standard Audit File in table. The extension create a Banana Accounting file by importing the content of the Audit file. You can see the structured accounting plan, view all transactions and also calculate and print Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss and accounts cards.

    The extension recreate the accounting by importing the Norwegian Audit File in a Accounting format. You get a full structured accounting file, with account plan, transaction and all the printout.

    You can use to :

    • Access and display of the SAF-T file data.
    • Search for transactions.
    • Annotate transactions.

    Import the content SAF-T file

    Follows this simple steps.

    • First use
    • Import the audit file
      • Menu->Tools->Create file from external data.
      • Select the audit file you want to import.
        • You should have an audit file created with a country specific accounting software.
        • Select the correct extension (*.xml or *.*) to show the file on disk.

    Banana will create a in memory new accounting file and import all the data. Depending on the size of the audit file, after some time, you will see all the data in the Transactions and Accounting table.

    For more information on how to use this extension see Standard Audit File Reader.

    Supported import type

    The "Import Norway Audit File" app provides to import in Banana Accounting the following data from the SAF-T file:

    • Company information
    • General ledger accounts.
    • Customers accounts.
    • Suppliers accounts.
    • Transactions.

    See how the SAF-T Reader work

    If you don't have any audit file and you want to see how the SAF-T Reader  work, we make available some test file you can experiment with.

    Current limitations

    • Cost centres are not currently imported
    • Customers and suppliers are not linked to the accounts, only the opening amount is shown for them.
    • The '.xml' file provided to test the audit file reader already has accounting differences in itself and once imported into the accounts a warning appears of the difference between the opening balance amounts.


    When the extension is run, the script retrieves the following data from the audit file:

    • Ledger accounts
    • Account number
    • Description
    • Opening and current balance
    • Customer and supplier accounts
    • Description
    • BClass

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    The extension also adds a column called "Balance file", which contains the balance calculated from the data in the xml file, thus providing double assurance that all amounts match.


    Imported transactions are grouped by number.  The number of each transaction can be seen in the "Doc" column.

    • Date: date of the transaction
    • Doc: document number (rows with the same doc number belong to the same transaction)
    • Description: description of the transaction
    • Debit Account: debit account of the transaction
    • Credit Account: credit account of the transaction
    • Amount: amount of the transaction

    After import

    When the import processes are finished, the accountant can use the chart of accounts, the transactions, the accounting properties and finally all the functions of Banana accounting to help him do his job.

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    Standard Audit File Reader

    Feedback and contacts

    The SAF-T Reader is a new product. We welcome any feedback on how to improve it or to provide extensions that could make auditing and analytics more easy.

    Kindly contact our costumer service specifying "audit file" and the country extension you are using.  Also briefly indicate your question or suggestion.

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