warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Jun 4 18:07:24 EDT 2008
Quoting Josh Sled <jsled at asynchronous.org>:
> Tarlika Elisabeth Schmitz <gnucash at numerixtechnology.de> writes:
>> It certainly makes sense for split transactions. For non-split
>> transactions it is a bit counter-intuitive for the user. Looking at the
>> XML data file, I can see that every unsplit transaction is a two-way
>> split. But the user won't think of it as a split.
> But in the Basic Ledger case, one can't even see the Action field. And in
> any way of interacting with Splits, one does.
> If the Basic ledger did have an Action field, using it should probably set
> the Action field on all the Splits that it's hiding.
The basic ledger DOES have an action field when viewed in double-line
>> You send a cheque from account A to account B. Enter Action 'Cheque' on
>> A. If you search for all cheque payments to B, you won't get any
>> results as the Action is associated with A.
> Set "Cheque" on both splits.
> As someone who never uses the Action field, what's the actual use case for
> this? Why do you want to know this?
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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