Budgeting prototype

Phil sublime78ska at comcast.net
Wed Sep 3 21:32:05 CDT 2003

On Tue, 02 Sep 2003 23:25:11 -0700, Derek Neighbors <derek at gnue.org> wrote:

> I guess doing government accounting for the last 5 years has me jaded,
> but I can't for the life of me see why people are wanting "virtual"
> budget accounts.  This makes no sense.  You shouldn't be able to
> budget to a category in which you can't post actuals.

I agree with this completely.

> True often you
> budget at some roll up higher than where you spend, but why budget for
> somewhere you can't spend.

Why indeed!

> Maintaining a second set of categories
> seems silly.  I can see it during enterprise planning and analytics,
> but I think that sort of thinig is well outside of the scope of
> GNUCash and more suited for OLAP type technology where drivers can be
> reasonable applied.
> - -Derek Neighbors


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