[GNC-dev] New balsheet (and P&L report), API considerations, and (slow?) KVP in Account.cpp
christopher.lck at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 10:43:03 EDT 2018
Seeking beta testers. This will not be in v3.2.
Or, anyone with a relatively recent maint can copy the file directly
into the build's standard-reports folder:
Adds new balsheet and new income-statement. I still have further ideas
in the pipeline, just wish to check accuracy of amounts produced. Not
all options have been implemented. Testing closing amounts through KVP
wasn't an issue after all; the closing entries are first sought, cached,
then analyzed as required. For posterity C could also produce noclosing
balances for easier future reports, but I think this works well so far.
On 24/06/18 17:50, Christopher Lam wrote:
> I think I'll forego a noclosing_balance upgrade in C.
> According to https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=570042 the
> "Closing Entries" transactions did not always receive a special
> KVP-based flag until the commit on
> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/commit/4b2800145 on datafiles
> generated from 27-11-2008 and later.
> So, to find and exclude these closing entries, we can use the
> following strategies:
> 1. xaccTransGetIsClosingTxn, will query the KVP flag
> 2. Run a QofQuery and add xaccQueryAddClosingTransMatch (also queries
> the KVP flag)
> 3. Free-text search "Closing Entries" to seek these old closing entries
> So a P&L report will necessarily need to do both filtering for KVP and
> free-text search.
> The multicolumn report will be different enough from the old
> balance-sheet and income-statement that I think I should spin it off
> into a different report altogether, and the others will be sunsetted.
> Hopefully this new report will be broadly acceptable because the old
> reports have a *lot* of supporting unintelligible old code, especially
> to handle closing-entries as above.
> On 24/06/18 00:51, Christopher Lam wrote:
>> Hi John, the split->noclosing_balance is updated in
>> xaccAccountRecomputeBalance. Will continue copypasta coding until it
>> On Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 23:56 John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.fremont.ca.us
>> <mailto:jralls at ceridwen.fremont.ca.us>> wrote:
>> > On Jun 22, 2018, at 9:42 PM, Christopher Lam
>> <christopher.lck at gmail.com <mailto:christopher.lck at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> > Hi All
>> > I'm working through balance-sheet.scm and overhauling this report.
>> > At the same time, I can see that balance-sheet.scm and
>> income-statement.scm can be merged together.
>> > After all
>> > * balance sheet = asset/liability/equity balance at date X,
>> > * income statement = difference in income/expense balances at
>> date X and Y
>> > The issue I have is that the balance sheet can call
>> xaccAccountGetBalanceAsOfDate(acc,date) directly to nicely
>> retrieve the balance, whereas income statement cannot directly
>> call it because it also includes closing transactions.
>> > My proposal is to augment xaccAccountGetBalanceAsOfDate to
>> accept a 3rd boolean argument i.e.
>> xaccAccountGetBalanceAsOfDate(acc,date,ignoreclosing) which will
>> selectively produce the balance, ignore closing transactions.
>> > This is partly done in the last commit of
>> - it will augment API everywhere, and also modify Account.cpp,
>> especially xaccAccountRecomputeBalance which will call
>> xaccTransGetIsClosingTxn(xaccSplitGetParent(split)) for each
>> split in the account to determine closing status and cache the
>> balances for each split. See draft on
>> - this currently fails because I'm not good at C.
>> > *My query is whether it will be too expensive to call
>> xaccTransGetIsClosingTxn for each split in Account.cpp to produce
>> the split->noclosing_balance, which will be crucial to calculate
>> income between two dates.*
>> > *Currently this 'closing-txn' filter is done in
>> income-statement.scm via a "Closing Entries" string/regex filter
>> and xaccTransGetIsClosingTxn calls, which IMHO is not ideal either.
>> > *
>> > Any help welcome!
>> > P.S. if this last commit is removed, the
>> branch contains work-so-far for updated balance-sheet. Screenshot
>> https://screenshots.firefox.com/eelmGQrGCtcP6bqC/null - see the
>> multilevel subtotals were previously horizonal, are now vertical;
>> original-currency amounts, and multiple-date balance sheets.
>> > _
>> Only profiling will tell how much of a performance hit this creates.
>> I don’t see where in your commit you’re computing the split’s
>> no-closing balance. Perhaps that’s why it doesn’t work?
>> John Ralls
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