assets account types feature suggestion (summary)

C. Gatzemeier c.gatzemeier at
Mon Jan 19 04:52:40 CST 2004

Am Montag, 19. Januar 2004 03:41 schrieb bruno schwander:
> On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, C. Gatzemeier wrote:

> > 1) allow other types of commodities than ISO4217 (CURRENCY) in general
> >     accounts.
> that is exactly what I am suggesting, and what I thought I tried to convey
> in the PR. Sorry if I was not clear. Maybe the confusion is that
> currencies (well, fiat currencies) and commodities are placed on a
> different level in general ?

Yes, that is true. We should make it more obvious  that currencies are just a 
type of commodities.
We can not edit the official ISO4217 currencies but define our own commodity 
types. This is already possible in stock/fund accounts. There you can define 
new types for other stock exchanges than the defaults. At the moment I don't 
see the reason why this is prevented for regular accounts.

> I think making the currency list user-editable is the simplest way.
> Besides, it seems limiting to be set to some ISO currency list.
> Currencies, like countries, come and go...

Hmm, yes I see you point. Other commodities wouldn't fit into the editabe 
currency list though. Not calling CURRENCY list ISO (just using it as 
default) making it ediable and allow other types of commodities.

> > 2) allow to switch register view to denominated commodity if it is not
> > the report currency.
> good idea.
> I definitely agree, if this can be added to gnucash, then great !

Well as I see it, other commodiity accounts (at the moment limiited to 
currencies) allready show the gegister this way. Could maybe just need a GUI 
switch, is that a quick fix Derek?

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