Spliting an Account
ivanb at wildblue.net
Fri Apr 30 16:32:55 EDT 2010
The main reason is the file is very large and since I just switched from
Windows XP to Linux I wanted to make a clean break. I'm
just essentially categorizing (I'm aware that GnuCash is double entry ect)
expenditures for income tax filing so I'm not so concerned with the finer
points of accounting.
On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
> bubuntu <ivanb at wildblue.net> writes:
> > I'm a newbie to gnucash and this forum so forgive me if I'm not following
> > proper procedure.
> > I have imported my accounts from MS Money with no problems. These have
> > roughly 10 years of data which I will keep for reference. I know it's not
> > good accounting practice but I want to split off all the data from the
> > begining of 2010 back and just be left with this years data for a clean
> > start. I want to reorganize my accounts to make it easier for tax
> > I thought I saw a post on how to split an account to acomplish this but I
> > have searched throughly and can't find it.
> There's no way to act on multiple transactions at once, so in order to
> split an account you have to manually move the subset of transactions to
> the other account one at a time.
> As for splitting the data file at a point in time, there's not really a
> good way to do that, either. Is there a reason you want to do that?
> You can still reorganize your accounts with the old data in it.
> > "Help me if you can I'm feeling down"
> > Thanks
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> Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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