transaction meta data
ttroesch at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 02:16:18 EST 2010
I am interested in the ability to make links to images. see
As I looked into this, the notion came to me that a more general and
user accessible meta data interface may satisfy image links as well as
another long standing enhancement request: classes see
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=113772. Another more recent need
might also be addressed: dates see
The structure for this seems to be in place, namely the KVP interface.
There are at least two things missing - a link field type and the user
interface to make it useful.
What I am suggesting ( in a very skeleton way ) is that the Description
field be changed, optionally, to be a popup type. With the popup, the user
could maintain attributes with the following form:
type: one of LINK,LIST,NOTE,DATE
name: string, not required
value: of TYPE, not required
LIST,NOTE,DATE are types that already have a GnuCash interface.
The KVP frame could store the data.
LINK is new, and would need something like GtkFileChooser support along
with appropriate validation. Of course, a new LINK field type would require
much more thought. ( I have used in other situations the notion of a 'root'
that is pre-pended to the link text, which makes things much easier to
maintain and backup. )
As an example:
LINK | BILL | rent/jan09.tiff
LINK | letter | rent/jan09/fire_report.tiff
NOTE | | The RB wants to charge me a full month when the place burned down
LINK | letter | rent/jan09/letter1.odt
Filters would need a new tab for meta data, and reports would need a sample.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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