[Translation] Some terms meaning

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Fri Jun 6 11:10:28 EDT 2014

On Jun 6, 2014, at 7:34 AM, Justin Danielson wrote:

> Number 2 is Credit note *not *Credit linked note.
> Not sure about the first one.
> Justin Danielson
> On 5 June 2014 23:41, Dmitry Pavlov <zeldigas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,  during translation updates I faced some problems, hope someone can
>> answer my questions:
>> 1. What is the difference between "Num"  and "T-Num"?
>> 2. Credit note in gnucash is http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_note or
>> http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit-linked_note?

Justin is correct.

The "Num" field is ordinarily where one would put a reference string for a transaction; the original use case is that a check number would go there.

With 2.6 we introduced a new feature that makes the "action" field of the split for the account displayed in the current register, to be echoed in the Num field and vice-versa. The transaction's Num field is displayed only on the "notes" line in double-line view, and is labeled "T-Num" to distinguish it. The use case here is that one might want the check number to show up in Basic view when looking at the checking account register, but that number is irrelevant in the Expenses:Foo account register, but the Action for the Expenses:Foo split, perhaps an invoice ID or something from the Actions pick list, might be useful.

The option is set in File:Properties on the accounts tab.

John Ralls

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