OFX - Select Account dialog is ambiguous

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
25 Sep 2002 20:04:29 -0400

"John P. New" <jnew@hazelden.ca> writes:

> 4) Add a column in the gnucash account list in the 'Select Account'
> dialog that corresponds to the 'Account Code' in the 'Edit Account'
> dialog (from Edit/Edit Account in main window) in the remote chance that
> someone has entered an account number in this field.

That's not what the Account Code is for.  The Account Code is for the
"Accounting Book Code", ala "1000", "2000", etc. -- the code that you
give accounts to group them together.  It has nothing to do with Bank
Account Numbers or Online Account IDs, and honestly it SHOULDN'T have
anything to do with it.

In the off chance someone used the account code for a bank account number,
they should NOT be encouraged. ;)

> Comments?
> John P. New
> London, Ontario, Canada


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