Lots In Account

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Sun Oct 9 11:33:15 EDT 2016

On Sunday 09 October 2016 11:51:46 Chris Good wrote:
> I'd like to also briefly mention that the Lots in Account window is
> used for business functions for the links between invoices and
> payments/credits.
> Can some-one please confirm that in the business functions, the Lots
> in Account window is used ONLY for viewing links between invoices and
> credits?
> I assume any actual linking should only be done by the business
> functions, not this window?

In the context of business features the Lots in Account window is not 
used in normal operation. In this context the lots are generated and 
manipulated internally by the code and should normally not be used 
directly. The only reason to go to the Lots in Account window is to 
correct mistakes that are hard to correct otherwise (either due to bugs 
in past versions of gnucash or due to unintended use of said features). 
Some of these use cases are found on this wiki page

> On a side issue, there was a question recently on gnucash-user from
> some-one else about trying to use lots for capital gain/loss of
> currencies (commodities?), and I didn't see any response.
> Can any-one confirm this is possible or is it just wishful thinking?
I don't know about this.
> Likewise, I was wondering it is possible to use lots for capital
> gain/loss of (possibly depreciated) fixed assets?
Same here.


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