expense cash-flow report

Larry Siden lsiden at comcast.net
Thu Jun 10 12:01:21 EDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 09:30, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Larry Siden <lsiden at comcast.net> writes:
> > The reason that I would like this is because, for example, when I go out
> > to dinner with a friend and pay for the tab with my credit card, I will
> > credit my cc account, say, $40 and debit Expenses:Dining.  Then my
> > friend gives me $20 cash for his share and I debit Cash with $20 and
> > credit Expenses:Dining.  If that were my only night out for the month, I
> > would like the report to show a single line for Expenses:Dining - $20
> > instead of two lines: an outflow of $40 under "Money ... comes from" and
> > an inflow of $20 under "Money ... goes to" as it does now.
> As pointed out by Benoit, you are accoutning for this transaction
> incorrectly.
Please send me a reference to the thread and I'll look it up on the

> >> > * It would show expenses only.
> >> 
> >> Uhh, then you don't want a cash-flow report.  Or I'm not understanding
> >> what you're trying to achieve.
> >
> > You are right, Derek.  What I really want is a true "Expenses" report,
> > not Cash Flow.  The reason I said "Cash Flow" is because this is the
> > closest one I could find, so I selected it as my starting point.
> Why?  There are the expense pie/barcharts.  Aren't those sufficient?
Well, kind of.  It would be cool to have something that I can extract
from HTML (with the Perl module HTML::TableExtract) and import it into a
spreadsheet).  Which, BTW, gives me the idea for a wonderful new feature
- the ability to export reports in CSV.

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