Only Learning the System, but invoice numbers...
warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Mar 24 02:12:40 EDT 2009
Quoting Jim Pye <jim.pye at pyenet.co.nz>:
> I am trying GNU cash for the first time for my "work for myself"
> I was wondering why the Invoice Number is not automatically generated
> and especially not a "Primary Key" field in the DB?
The Invoice number is automatically generated if you do not enter
it yourself. If you let gnucash generate the number it will be a
monotonically increasing entry.
As for the second question, there is an invoice GUID that is the
unique identifier for the invoice. GUIDs are not user visible
and have no real meaning.
> To my limited accounting knowledge, an Invoice Number cannot be used
> again if it is already entered/been used. An Invoice Number is sacred,
> no matter what form it takes. and if you have used it before it cannot
> be used again.
Unfortunately you are incorrect here. Invoice numbers may certainly
be re-used. Just as Check Numbers may be re-used.
> As I say I am new to this, but a Linux only business, and therefore, an
> GNUCash wannabe/mustbe.
> Jim Pye
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