Budgeting proposal

Matthew Vanecek mevanecek at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 18 09:31:48 CDT 2003

On Fri, 2003-04-18 at 03:58, Dave Fancella wrote:
> Hmm, something just occurred to me.
> On Thursday 17 April 2003 05:14 pm, Matthew Vanecek wrote:
> > I think I see where the miscommunication is occurring.  I don't mean
> > that Accounts and BudgetCategories are *not* linked--quite the
> > contrary.  It'd not be very useful to have an unlinked BudgetCategory,
> > when you are generating reports, etc.  How would you measure your
> > progress against the unlinked BudgetCategory?
> >
> > OTOH, if you creating a new Budget, it's possible you may not have
> > created the associated Accounts yet.  Therefore, you'd need the ability
> > to create BudgetCategories without linking.
> If you're creating a new Budget, and there are no accounts yet to associate 
> them, then it stands to reason that GNUCash would have a feature that says 
> "Automatically mirror new Budgets" or something like that.  So it would 
> automatically create the account to match the Budget, and do so with an 
> expanded dialog or something that lets you define the account at the same 
> time.  That way, creating a new budget on a new account tree would be almost 
> seemless to the end-user.

As long as it's optional, but yeah, that sounds like a very good idea.

I think the list has been down for a while, now--you'll probably get
some more input when the list comes back up.

Matthew Vanecek
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