Balance sheet problem
pmjs1115 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 22 15:42:50 EDT 2008
----- Original Message ----
> From: Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU>
> To: Paul Schwartz <pmjs1115 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: gnucash-user at lists.gnucash.org
> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:50:31 AM
> Subject: Re: Balance sheet problem
> Paul Schwartz writes:
> > I am running version 2.2.1 [under Ubuntu 7.10] which is the release on their
> > I started this file at the end of 2006, at which point the Balance Sheet was
> > During the year I had some stock accounts  in which there was either a
> reduction of basis due to a distribution of another company's stock or to a sale
> of some shares.
> Did you manually account for the gain/loss from this transaction?
Yes, I always do that. I have attached a spreadsheet showing a sample account that has the problem. The asset value of the account is 15194.50, but it's reported on the balance sheet as 15087.22.
I have other examples where the balance sheet computation is clearly adding when it should be subtracting. Let me know if you want these.
> > In both cases the balance sheet report calculates the wrong $ value for the
> asset and compensates with an Unrealised Gain entry in the equity section of the
> > I don't recall this having been discussed previously. Is it something that has
> been corrected in the 2.2.4 release? [I didn't want to mess up my connection
> with the Ubuntu repository.]
> There's a backport of 2.2.4. You SHOULD upgrade.
I will look into it.
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