keith at bellairs.org
Fri Jul 20 20:10:20 EDT 2007
I set up parents 1Assets, 2Liabilities, 3Equity, 4Income, and 5Expense.
That way I can type "5:Gr" and get to my grocery expenses and 5:ga to
get to gasoline. And the master accounts also sort to where they ought
to be (since I had not figured out about using the codes to set up the
Since gnucash already knows they are expense accounts, they would show
up in the right place in an income statement. This way my account
register already looks kind of like a trial balance with totals for the
Guess I'll have to try using the codes to give me a better sort of the
Mike or Penny Novack wrote:
> " But yes, that only changes the parent, there is no "move up" or "move
> down" between siblings because they are sorted by code and name."
> I think what somebody should have said was "close the file, reopen it,
> and then they will appear sorted by name".
> I see the chart of accounts sorted by name NOW. My question was because
> I saw neither rhyme nor reason when I first created the chart of accounts.
> So I guess the "answer" is that when some specified order of appearance
> in the charts is desired, rename with an unobtrusive prefix to control
> sort order? Assign codes that aren't displayed?
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