Book clsoing [was: Re: Addition of HBCI support, Maturity of 1.7-branch, next stable release time frame?
15 Apr 2002 21:39:52 -0400
David Hampton <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, 2002-04-15 at 18:02, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> > However, any report that shows ROI or uses a FIFO to calculate
> > profit/loss will have to look at old/closed books to figure out what
> > the original purchase price was. That's the bad news. The good news is
> > I don't think we have any FIFO-based reports in gnucash yet. :-)
> A capital gains report for stock transactions is on my to-do list. I
> guess I'll wait for your book closing changes to go in before I start.
We might want to think about how such a report would work and interact
with books. It may require some changes to how stock accounts are
actually copies across books.
Perhaps if a stock/mutual-fund account has a non-zero balance across a
book change we might need extra information to maintain basis
information. Note that part of the reason to use books was to be able
to reduce the file sizes -- if you need old books open to perform a
cap-gains report, I think that fails the simplicity test.
So, yes should probably really think about how this is going to work.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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