Null Account and more

Perry Smith pedz at
Fri Jul 23 10:56:31 EDT 2004

Sorry... Another question:

The accounts with no name have:


Instead of what I would expect as:


I'm not an XML buff so that may be correct.  If not, I'll look into 
that problem as well while I'm at it.

On Jul 23, 2004, at 9:01 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:

> linas at (Linas Vepstas) writes:
>> On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 11:11:56AM -0500, Perry Smith was heard to 
>> remark:
>>> When gnucash imported this, it created a sub account under "Interest"
>>> called "Fidelity Ultra" and Fidelity Ultra has a subaccount with no
>>> name.  I can see this in the xml as well as the Accounts window.  
>>> There
>> Possibly a bug in the qif importer ???
> Could be.  That code is a pile of hairballs...
>>>  "Interest" in quicken as well as gnucash is an expense but Fidelity
>>> Ultra is an income account and the account with no name is an income
>> Bad.  'Fidelity Ultra' should be an asset account of some kind, not
>> an income account.  You cannot use income/expense accounts to hold
>> anything of value.  Income/expense accounts are meant only to record
>> income or expenses, for use in cash-flow type reports.
> Not necessarily...  What should happen, IIRC, is that you'll get
> an account tree that looks something like this:
> Assets
>   +- Fidelity Ultra
>      +- (stocks here)
> Income
>   +- Interest
>      +- Fidelity Ultra
> So in essence we'd get the interest income as a transfer from
> Income:Interest:Fidelity Ultra -> Assets:Fidelity Ultra.
> -derek
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