Implementing proper cost basis tracking for shares

Rob Browning
31 Oct 2000 09:05:35 -0600

Richard -Gilligan- Uschold <> writes:

> This sounds very interesting!=A0 I haven't been able to come up with a
> 'best' way to hierarchicalize (is that a word) my accounts.
> If this were implemented, would this mean that in each hierarchical
> view, we would get different totals for the non-leaf accounts?=A0
> (Which would be quite useful!)

Yes, almost certainly.

> I've also thought, that for some account types, such as income and
> expense in particular, it might be nice not to total the entire
> account history, but perhaps only year to date, or some other
> selectable figure.=A0 This would almost be a kind of generic report in
> the main gnucash window and would eliminate going to an actual
> report for a lot of simple questions.

This kind of thing should fall out naturally if we handle reworking
the whole reporting system and GUI display system properly, but there
will probably be more noise about this on the list in a few days.

Rob Browning <> PGP=3DE80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930