mini-ANNOUNCE: auto gain/loss scrubbing implemented
linas at linas.org
Sun Apr 6 13:18:44 CDT 2003
On Sun, Apr 06, 2003 at 11:32:08AM -0400, Derek Atkins was heard to remark:
> linas at linas.org (Linas Vepstas) writes:
> > Hi,
> > I've unleashed automated 'lot scrubbing' aka automated determination
> > of realized gains/losses in the experimental CVS branch.
> > How this works:
> > -- search for 'trading accounts': these are accounts that have transactions
> > between different currencies/commodities.
> I admit that I haven't looked at this, yet. Is this "trading account"
> a flag on an account? Or is it a new account type?
Neither. During scrub, its a search through all transactions in an account:
if I find a (transaction->currency != account->commodity) then use lots,
> I've come to realize that certain other types of accounts also would
> do well with lot support. For example, credit card accounts would do
> well in order to keep track of which items have been paid and which
> not. Similarly, A/R and A/P (which is currently using lots) need the
> same information. Asset accounts could use it for Asset Tracking
Yes, but I think this is waiting on a GUI.
For which I have a proposal, see next email.
> > -- automaitcally assign splits to 'lots'. A lot is opened by putting
> > a split into it. All subsequent splits added to it must decrease
> > its 'amount' balance to zero. When a lot hits zero balance, it is
> > 'closed'. (see src/doc/lots.txt)
> How would this work with "pre-payments" (or over-payments)? Currently
> I handle pre-payment as an open lot with a negative balance instead of
> a positive balance. During the payment processing, if a payment would
> take an existing lot negative then it get's auto-split into a new lot
> and so on (the one split becomes many splits).
Yes. That's how the scrub routine does it.
BTW, if you scrub 'all accounts', I guess I can potentially damage
some of your invoices (or not ?). I'd like to get you to test this out.
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