Changing standard reports

David T. sunfish62 at
Thu Oct 20 05:46:45 EDT 2016


Thanks for the suggestion, but no, I didn’t copy the file first. That would have made sense.

Interestingly, I cannot duplicate the crash—but my changes aren’t loading in GnuCash, either. Another of life’s mysteries (no doubt related to my skill set rather than anything particular to GnuCash).

It may be that I was running GnuCash the first time I opened the file (although I thought I was careful not to do that), and that made the gods angry with me; I honestly don’t know.

And just to close the loop, yes I am using GnuCash 2.4.11 on Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan.

> On Oct 20, 2016, at 5:28 AM, Chris Good <chris.good at> wrote:
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:28:13 +0500
>> From: "David T." <sunfish62 at>
>> To: gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at>
>> Subject: Changing standard reports
>> Message-ID: <374AEB38-0320-4652-A2F1-F7CDA3C782BD at>
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>> Hello,
>> Out of curiosity, how might one go about changing the contents of one of
> the
>> standard reports included with GnuCash? I ask because I was interested in
>> trying to change the General Ledger and General Journal reports to include
>> more meaningful names in the window heading (see bugs 773168 and
>> 773169). However, when I tried changing the text value of regrptname in
> the
>> scm files for these reports, the GnuCash application subsequently failed
> to
>> load (as in crashed on startup). Moreover, restoring the original text
> value or
>> even the original scm file failed to restore operations; I had to
> reinstall the
>> application. I was under the impression that the scm files were loaded at
>> startup, but obviously I am mistaken.
>> TIA,
>> David
> Hi David,
> Maybe you did what I did initially and created a backup copy of the report
> file in the same folder?
> As each report needs a unique guid, this causes a crash on startup.
> See page
> I'll add a note to this wiki page.
> Regards, Chris Good

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