This dialog window allows you to install, modify settings and uninstall Banana Extensions.
You must install an Extension in order to be able to use it.
Installing a new Extension
To install an Extension, proceed as follows:
- Choose the language and country.
- From the left menu, select Online
- Select the Extension type (e.g. productivity)
- Look for the desired Extension among those listed; or in the Search box, type the name of the Extension you want
- Click on the Install button
- Click on the Close button
Below are the available Extensions :
The installed Extension will be visible in the Extensions menu.
If the Extensions window does not show the complete list of extensions, you need to update them or extend the search, selecting any country, any language and all.
If the complete list does not contain the format of your bank, you will need to request an account statement in the universal ISO 20022 format. Soon, all banks will replace the various formats (csv, MT940...) with the European standard ISO 20022 format.
List of Extensions
This list shows the installed Banana Extensions and those available for installation.
- The check sign indicates that the Extension is installed.
- The Extension denomination
- Information Banana Extensions:
- Link for main information, will open the corresponding internet page
- Last update
Extension date and hour
Local Banana Extension date and hour (as per imported file)
Type of Banana Extension
Nation where Extension can be used. International will indicate that Extension can be used in several nations
- Install button
Download Banana Extension for local use
- Information on installed Extensions:
- The ">" symbol preceding a packet will designate a Banana Extensions packet, that contains several commands.
If the enabled box is not checked, the Extension will not figure in the menu. For a packet, single commands may me deactivated.
- Automatic update.
When a new version is made available, it will download automatically.
- Last update
The date of publication of the extension.
The Extension category
The nation of extension. Universal means that it is not tied to a specific nation.
The interface language of the extension.
- Default channel *)
The version of the extension. You can choose between
Final released versions.
The versions released on a trial basis, before becoming final, but which still have to be fine-tuned.
The versions under development.
- Channels available *)
The versions available for this extension.
- Used Channel *)
The version in use.
If the preferred channel version is not available, the programme will choose the channel version giving priority in order Stable, Beta and Developer.
- If the extension is installed locally the local location.
- If the extension is remote and has not been installed the remote url.
- Remote URI
If the extension was installed remotely, the remote repository url.
- Required properties.
For an Extension to function properly, they must be set up via File → File and accounting properties → Other.
- Apply properties button
Will apply new properties to your file
- Execute button
Will execute the specific command.
This button will only be highlighted if the App is applicable in the context of your current file.
For example, a multi-currency function will only be applicable if the file has been created as a multi-currency accounting file.
- Settings button
Certain Extensions allow you to set the settings for execution of your task. They will be related to your currently open file. If you use the same App with another file you must redefine the settings.
In the invoice reports, for instance, we indicate the elements necessary for printing.
- Uninstall button
Will uninstall the Extension or the packet.
Using a development version
*) These features are only available in the Dev-Channel version of the Banana Accounting Insider Program.
- If a development version is available for the extension, this is indicated in the "Available Channels".
- In the "Default Channel" you can set the channel you prefer to use between Stable, Beta or Developer.
- In the 'Used channel', the development channel actually used is then displayed.
If the selected channel is not available, the higher level version is used. If there is no Developer, the Beta is used, and if there is no Stable
Extensions are listed according to the following selection criteria:
Displays locally installed Extensions.
List of online available Extensions.
List of pre-installed Extensions. You may enable or disable via the check box.
A dialog box appears with:
- The source file where the Extension is located.
- The type of Extension.
- The date of the Extension.
If the Extension allows to set the parameters at programming level, the button is active.
When this is the case, dialogues are displayed that allow to enter fixed parameters, which will be used for this Extension.
The parameters are relative to each file.
Allows you to edit the selected Extension. Go to the folder where the Extension file is located.
Permanently removes the selected Extension. You cannot remove filters installed at the system level or for all users.
For the moment it is not possible to remove Extensions that are contained in a file with the sbaa extension either. If you want to remove the Extension you have to delete the Extension file.
Help (side button)
Leads to the internet page with information about the selected Extension.
Add from file
Lets you add a Banana Extension from a local file. Indicated especially for development of new Extensions.
- The file needs to always remain in the same directory.
- If the App is modified, the program will always use the last version.
Add from URL
Allows you to install Extensions present in the list of Extensions available on the www.banana.ch website.
Downloads the filter's most recent version from Banana Accounting's server.
The downloaded Extension should not be modified because they will be overwritten when updated.
If there are new Extensions , they will be added to the list. The imported filters will not be modified.
The Extensions will be installed in the user folder. Thus only the user who imported the new Extensions or updated the available ones will see them. To install Extensions for all users or at a system level, a manual procedure for installing the Extensions would need to be followed.
Banana Accounting automatically updates the installed extensions at each application start up. The automatic check is performed only once a day at the first startup.