sale of stock - transaction posts incorrectly

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Apr 9 10:51:30 EDT 2013


Keith Bellairs <keith at> writes:

> I sold a security and entered the amount received in the "Sell" column. I
> entered an asset account (say my checking account) as the "Transfer"
> account in the ledger. After saving the transaction, I jump to the transfer
> account and find that the transaction has been entered with no amount
> entered as either a debit or credit -- just blanks. So that seriously
> unbalances my books. If I try to manually enter the debit amount in the
> receiving asset account, then the account window for that account freezes,
> in that I cannot move out of the highlighted broken transaction. If I then
> try to close the receiving account window I get the warning that there is a
> pending transaction. Clicking Save Transaction allows the window to close,
> but no amount is recorded with the transaction.
> When I try this with a different security gnc works correctly. So something
> about this particular security account is busted. Interestingly, dividend
> transactions for the broken security post the income side of the
> transaction correctly.

What are the parent accounts of these two securities?  In particular
what are the parent account type(s) and account currency?

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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