transaction corrections

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at
Fri Aug 7 09:44:58 EDT 2009

True.  However, gnucash is not, and does not pretend to be, a professional accounting program.  I believe it started as a personal accounting program and expanded to business use.

I would not be averse to having a "professional" mode which prevented transactions from being edited or deleted (other than text edits to description and memos).  However, since gnucash is produced by volunteers, I don't think anyone is going to jump on this in the near future.


From: Jay Seidler <jay.seidler at>
To: gnucash-devel at
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2009 5:55:23 AM
Subject: transaction corrections

Gnucash is a usable program.  It however lacks something *very basic and important.*  Any professional accounting program must not allow the editing or deleting of entered transactions.   All corrections must be made by an additional correction entry which will refer to the original erroneous transaction.

Jay Seidler
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