Business 'fancy date format'

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Thu Nov 10 04:08:52 EST 2016

On Wednesday 09 November 2016 20:57:58 Geert Janssens wrote:
> Bob, John,
> I don't know who chose to add a UTC option in the fancy date list or
> what it is supposed to mean. It was there when I took up fixing the
> reports already.
> However regarding the failure if no default is set, this is a bug in
> the option definition rather than in the reports.
> This option is defined in
>> prefs.scm#L122
> One can set a default value for an option, which is currently #f for
> the dateformat option. I believe this default should be whatever we
> choose as default in the combobox in the gui instead. And I certainly
> think "Locale" would make more sense as default than "UTC".
> Regards,
> Geert

I gave this some more thought this morning and would propose yet another possible solution 
that I would like even better.

I think the default should be to not use a fancy date at all, but rather use whatever the user 
selected in the general preferences.

That would need two changes:
* Add the choice of "No fancy date" in the combo box in the Business preferences GUI and 
make that the default choice

* The date format option should query the default for the normal date option if "No fancy date" 
is selected or if there is no stored value.

Just the rough idea.


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