Multi-column Reports

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Jun 13 10:17:54 EDT 2013

Hi Lauren,

Lauren Murphy <lauren at> writes:

> Hi there
> I have been using GnuCash for my start-up (and I am loving it).
> Can someone please help me set up a multi-column report? I want a column
> for the actual monthly spend compared to budget and same for year-to-date.
> Basically just a standard variance report.
> Looking forward to hearing from you.

This is more of a user question and should have been asked on
gnucash-user.  (The gnucash-devel list is more about gnucash
development, unless you're implying that you're trying to *write* the

GnuCash does have a "multi-column" report, but what it does is let you
run multiple individual reports side-by-side, which might not be exactly
what you want because the rows wont necessarily line up.  If you want a
try "multi-column" report with lined-up rows I'm afraid GnuCash has no
such thing at this time.  Even though it's an often-requested feature,
nobody has donated such a work and none of the active devs have had the
time to explore it.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Good Luck,


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