two-column income-statement patch

Andrew Sackville-West ajswest at
Sat Oct 27 19:17:59 EDT 2007

On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 10:05:00AM +0200, Christian Stimming wrote:
> Am Samstag, 27. Oktober 2007 01:08 schrieb Andreas Köhler:
> > > > I heard back from the user requesting this and apparently the germans
> > > > like to look at what they spend *before* they look at what they made,
> > > > so I have added another option to reverse the order of income/expense
> > > > in the report. It defaults to the "standard" display of
> > > > income/expense, but can be changed to expense/income. It works in
> > > > either two-column or one-column mode.
> > >
> > > I didn't know anyone would need such a sorting order, but apparently this
> > > was easy enough for you to do it. So thanks a lot - has been committed in
> > > r16569.
> >
> > I suppose you want that one to be backported to branches/2.2?
> Right - I forgot to mark it as BP. Please back-port. Thanks a lot.

I heard back from the user who brought it up originally and apparently
there is one more little detail needed to comply with the german
rules: if there is net income, show the totals under income; if there
is a net loss, show the totals under expense. 

Its a straightforward fix that I will post up shortly, but wanted you
to know before you go to the trouble to backport. Also, I'd like
someone's input on implementing this particular bit. It really only
applies when using the two column display. But, I don't think it is
expected behavior for most users. I'd like to do this
relocation of the profit/loss line *only* if the user has chosen both
two-column *and* expense first mode on the assumption that has a high
probability of being a german requesting it and there for they'll
expect it this way, but most other users will never even see that
version of the report and not care. Or is it better to make YAO (yet
another option) specifying whether the totals should follow the german
model or not?


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