Chart with option or separate reports

Carsten Rinke carsten.rinke at
Wed Dec 7 10:49:59 EST 2016

Hi Wm,

yes, I refer to exactly this.

Quite some time ago (1 or 2 years?) I had setup quite a proper report 
structure with many (~10) reports added to a multi-column report, just 
to find out later that this solution is not reliable but displays wrong 
data at some point of time. I did not dig deeper into this at that time 
and simply stopped using the multi-column report.

I was happy to read that you were able to reproduce this so it really 
makes sense to dig into this.


On 06.12.2016 19:45, Wm wrote:
> On 06/12/2016 11:49, Carsten Rinke wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> just to let you know I am still alive :-)
>> Regarding: "Apparently these two were forgotten."
>> Actually, I noticed that there two ways of how reports had been
>> implemented, with e.g. Net Worth belonging to a more generic but also
>> more complex implementation than the others - do not remember the
>> details anymore.
>> My conclusion was, that a merge would be best, but it requires more
>> detailed understanding of the report system. I tried to get deeper into
>> this over the year, especially as I have an itch with the multi-column
>> report that is able to display the wrong reports, but failed to make
>> time for this due to my professional life :-(
>> Not sure, when I can continue ... but I keep this on my todo-list.
>> If you have time and ideas around this, you are more than welcome to
>> overtake :-)
> Carsten, is the multi-column issue you mention the same as this ?
> ===
> ===
> if so it is the first time I've noticed someone else experiencing it and
> we might compare notes because I have never settled in my mind why it
> sometimes happen and other times doesn't.
> Meanwhile I have written some (external to gnc) scripts to accommodate
> the fact that it does often go wrong so it is an irritation rather than
> a disaster when it happens.

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