Balance sheet problem
pmjs1115 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 22 17:22:08 EDT 2008
I forgot to attach the file :-(
----- Original Message ----
> From: Paul Schwartz <pmjs1115 at yahoo.com>
> To: Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU>
> Cc: gnucash-user at lists.gnucash.org
> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:42:50 PM
> Subject: Re: Balance sheet problem
> ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Derek Atkins
> > To: Paul Schwartz
> > Cc: gnucash-user at lists.gnucash.org
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:50:31 AM
> > Subject: Re: Balance sheet problem
> > Hi,
> > Paul Schwartz writes:
> > > I am running version 2.2.1 [under Ubuntu 7.10] which is the release on their
> > repository.
> > >
> > > I started this file at the end of 2006, at which point the Balance Sheet was
> > correct.
> > >
> > > 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
> > 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
> > report.
> > >
> > > I don't recall this having been discussed previously. Is it something that
> > 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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