ROOT Type accounts

David T. sunfish62 at
Sat Oct 29 06:14:55 EDT 2016


I am digging around in the SQL database, and I am noticing that the accounts table for my data has 46 ROOT type entries. 

Checking in GnuCash, I have 6 top level accounts (Assets, Equity, Expenses, Income, Liabilities, and Special Accounts). 

Back in the SQL, only one of the 46 has a name entry (“Root account”); the remainder have nothing in the name field. Examining the entries a little closer, I see that these empty root accounts seem to form a single chain whose commodity for each is ‘template’. I am curious what these other 45 ROOT accounts might be. 

What is this chain, what purpose does it serve, and is it supposed to be there?


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