[GNC-dev] Proposed change of "U+R" and "R" in the Import main matcher.

Dale Phurrough dale at hidale.com
Mon Aug 5 20:41:41 EDT 2019

I greatly support changing to U+C.   C!!!
This is one of bugs I have in my list-o-bugs-from-dumping-quicken in April.
Attached is screenshot to remind those on this list w/o needing to dig
through the app.

As help, here is what I wrote to myself on the R/C topic. Like you wrote,
it needs to be changed in the app and in the documentation/website.

> online download, import transaction matcher using R not C
> https://gnucash-user.gnucash.narkive.com/PiMiDEIl/understanding-the-generic-import-transaction-manager
> and throughout the help of the dialog and column headers and right text
> all say R or Reconcile, but the website above suggests it is C(clear) and
> if you double-click on a transaction adn see the pending action it shows
> "c (Auto)"
> SEe screenshots download-match-help.png

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 1:58 AM David Cousens <davidcousens at bigpond.com>

> I have raised bugs in the
> code(https://bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=797338) and documentation
> (https://bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=797337) proposing changing the
> "U+R" and "R" tags in the import main matcher to "U+C" and "C" where the
> curent use of R refers to the term reconciliation. The use of the term
> reconciliation in this context may cause some confusion with the
> reconciliation process of checking transactions for a period against an
> external statement, particularly for new users. The import matcher does not
> assign a "reconciled" status to an imported transaction but does set it as
> "c" cleared. You would not normally be importing transactions in which the
> splits to the account being imported to are already reconciled, i.e. marked
> "y" in a register however this might occur if you are importing records
> separately to a credit and a bank account where there are transfers between
> them (credit card payments). In this case the importer would flag the
> record
> not to be imported where there is an exact match to an existing
> transaction.
> AFAIK there is no checking of the reconciliation status of the existing
> transaction in GnuCash in the matching process but I may not yet have dug
> deeply enough.
> In a discussion with John Ralls and Frank Ellenberger over other changes to
> the import matcher documentation, I initially proposed "U+M" and "M". John
> felt "U+C" and "C were more indicative and clearer.
> I am raising this here to canvas a wider audience before making the
> changes.
> Please comment here preferrably (or in the bug comments)  if you have any
> objections/support  to the proposed change .
> David Cousens
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