General Ledger - Can't Enter Transaction Amounts

David Carlson carlson.dl at
Sat Dec 7 13:55:11 EST 2013

On 12/7/2013 12:50 PM, David Carlson wrote:
> On 12/6/2013 9:29 AM, David Carlson wrote:
>> On 12/5/2013 5:51 AM, Geert Janssens wrote:
>>> On Monday 02 December 2013 08:45:32 John Ralls wrote:
>>>> On Dec 2, 2013, at 7:52 AM, Ted Baker <ted at> wrote:
>>>>>   Good Morning to the group;
>>>>>   When using versions GnuCash 2.5.8 and GnuCash 2.5.9 I am unable to
>>>>>   enter new transactions via the general ledger. The dollar amount
>>>>>   entered in either the "Funds In" or "Funds Out" column disappear
>>>>>   when I proceed to the next line in the split. I can enter the
>>>>>   transaction but it is saved without any data for funds in or out.
>>>>>   Transactions entered through individual account register show up
>>>>>   okay
>>>>>   in the general ledger. And I can edit an existing transaction via
>>>>>   the
>>>>>   general ledger; just can't create a new transaction.
>>>>>   This error occurs when using the SQLite3 back end as well as with
>>>>>   the
>>>>>   XML back end.
>>>>>   Currently testing Windows Vista and gnuCash 2.5.9.
>>>>>   Anybody else experiencing the same issue?
>>>> Yup, I see it on OSX as well.
>>> I don't see this on Fedora 19 with the latest trunk. So either it has been fixed between 2.5.9 
>>> and trunk, or it's a platform dependent issue.
>>>> Another new issue with 2.5.9: The Tip of the Day preference isn't
>>>> getting saved, so the dialog displays at every startup.
>>> I don't see this either. I can toggle the preference (both on the dialog window or in the general 
>>> preferences) and it is respected at startup.
>>> Geert
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>> I just tried this in the nightly build of Windows 2.5.9 dated 12/04 in a
>> Windows XP 32 bit environment.  The keystroke sequence was slightly
>> different.  I opened the general ledger and, while sitting in the blank
>> transaction at the bottom of the window I started to enter a
>> description.  Once I had some text in the description field I pressed
>> tab.  The results were not always the same.  The first time I got an
>> error <Glib-ERROR (recursed)**: gmem.c239: failed to allocate 88 bytes
>> aborting...>. GnuCash crashed. The third time, when I was trying to
>> verify what actual keystrokes triggered the error I did not get the
>> error, but GnuCash created a new transaction with an orphan category.  I
>> will need to do more testing to get to the bottom of this.
>> David C
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> Further testing of December 4 build I have not been able to repeat the
> crash, but now I can create a transaction in the blank transaction area
> of the ledger view but I cannot change or enter values until after I
> have used the enter key to accept the partial transaction and it has
> moved out of the new transaction area at the bottom of the window.
> Curiously, If the transaction is populated by the type-ahead feature, I
> can then change amount values in the new transaction area of the General
> Ledger view, but if I fill in accounts manually in the new transaction
> area then press enter and the transaction moves into the existing
> transaction area, I still cannot enter amounts while in the general
> ledger.  I need to jump to one of the account registers from the ledger
> register before I can enter an amount.  If I try to enter an amount in
> the ledger view but Jump without cancelling or accepting the failed
> edit, then I cannot edit from the other side because GnuCash thinks I
> have a pending edit elsewhere.
> David C
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I forgot to ask if a bug report has been entered.

David c
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