Custom .scm script: Query account balance
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Tue Oct 4 19:35:24 EDT 2016
On Tue, 4 Oct 2016, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Eric Wheeler <gnucash-devel at lists.ewheeler.net> writes:
> > Hello all,
> > I would like to update our invoice .scm template to include a balance from
> > an account containing the customer's name (this is separate from any
> > accounts receivable, it is a retainer liability account).
> > I tried digging through the account piechart.scm and the taxinvoice.scm to
> > see if I can come up with a way to query the account something like this:
> > gnc:account-get-comm-balance-at-date append("Liabilities::Retainers::" coyname)
> First, you probably don't need the double-colons.
> > But I'm not sure how to pass today's date. It's been years since I've
> > written scheme so any help would be greatly appreciated!
> (current-time) ?? Or perhaps (localtime (current-time)) -- depending
> on what you need.
I'm still trying to get to the point where I can specify an account
(hard-coded) by name in my report to get that account's balance.
I can map all of numerical values for balanaces, but they report all 0s
for all accounts. This makes me think that "current-time" is being
evaluated as the epoch, perhaps because it is an invalid data type for the
Do you know how the gnc:account-get-balance-at-date function expects date
to be represented?
(lambda (x) (gnc:gnc-numeric-num (gnc:account-get-balance-at-date x (current-time) 0)))
> > -Eric
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