GDA: A few questions

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at
Sat Dec 9 11:13:21 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-08-12 at 23:10 -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Quoting Phil Longstaff <plongstaff at>:
> >> The main difference is the root..  SXes all live in their own AccountGroup,
> >> separate from the CoA.   Why do you need anything special?  Why can't you
> >> load the SXes too?
> >
> > I can.  I need to look into how AccountGroups are used.  Right now, what
> > happens is that the sx accounts show up in the CoA.  Hmmm...  The sx
> > accounts have no parent, but I am also not saving/restoring any
> > indication of which AccountGroup each account should belong to.  I guess
> > I need another boolean indicating whether the Account is in the template
> > account group or the CoA account group.  If there can be more than these
> > account groups in the future, perhaps something more general is
> > required, though there is no identifier in an account group.
> No, a boolean is the wrong thing.  We need DavidH to finish the AccountGroup
> removal which would add a new account type, a TopLevel account.  This would
> replace the root accountgroup.  Then you'd have the different accounts
> based on the (new) root accountgroup.
> I dont know what David hasn't merged into trunk, yet.  Once he does, you
> could pull up those changes onto your branch.
> Regardless, a boolean is DEFINITELY the wrong answer; what happens if
> down the road we add something that adds a third accountgroup?

I know boolean is wrong.  I'll wait for the TopLevel changes.  I may add
a boolean as a temporary measure to get me past this problem so I can
finish with scheduled transactions.


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