Budgeting prototype

Darin Willits darin at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Sep 4 13:44:00 CDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-04 at 00:16, Matthew Vanecek wrote:
> Viewing the transactions that contributed to the actual amount for a
> given budget period really isn't complicated (conceptually). Gnucash
> already provides a Search for Transactions capability that can be tapped
> into.
> For a given budget period and category, select "view transactions for
> budget category in period X", where period X represents fromDate to
> toDate.  The Budget engine formats a query just like the "Search For
> Transactions" dialog: "Select transactions where date-entered between
> fromDate and toDate and accounts in (list of linked accounts with
> subaccounts)", and displays them in the typical register.  All that is
> built in already.  All the budget needs to do is hook into the
> engine/GUI with the appropriate query.  So, to the 2nd point of the
> original poster above, I think that viewing the transactions should not
> be that hard to do.  Darin?

My thoughts exactly.  I don't want to duplicate any functionality that
already exists.  Gnucash already does a great job of displaying a list
of transactions and from what I have seen so far of the internal API
tapping into this shouldn't be too hard.



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