Parent accounts total vs. balance
ratliff.bobby at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 14:47:40 EST 2013
I have a question about parent accounts: placeholder vs. non-placeholder
accounts. Both accounts can have one or more subaccounts. But a
placeholder account can't have any transactions posted to itself, only
to its children. On the other hand, a non-placeholder account can have
transactions posted to itself.
In the GnuCash accounts page, there is a Total column which shows the
total for parent accounts. If you open a placeholder account, you get
the message "This is a read-only account" or something like that. If you
open a non-placeholder account, you can see the transactions posted
there and the balance of that account.
Is the a column that I can turn on in the main accounts view that would
show the balance of non-placeholder parent accounts? When I say balance,
I mean the balance of the transactions posted in it, without any totals
of the balances of the child accounts.
Does that make sense?
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