[GNC-dev] tb, gnc or me? my trial balance is wrong and I think it is gnc not me
adrien.monteleone at lusfiber.net
Sun Feb 10 03:56:51 EST 2019
I’m in agreement on that note. I understand why someone who doesn’t close books would like a report that shows a current position. But the Trial Balance report is really only useful for the close books crowd. It should only reflect actual transactions in the various registers. In the case of assets then, it shouldn’t be estimating based on any user choice of average, nearest date or such, it should be taking actual purchase price just like you would if you did it on paper.
> On Feb 10, 2019, at 2:47 AM, D via gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> wrote:
> Ok. I'll preface my comments with the note that every time I try to understand how the trial balance report works, someone on the list points out how misguided my understanding is....
> That being said, I don't understand how a trial balance of completed transactional history could change value based on a change in price history settings. The euros I bought last week might be worth more this week, but I'd expect the report to be based on what was real, versus the imaginary value those euros have gained or lost since then.
> David T.
> On February 10, 2019, at 2:40 AM, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Following up on my last email, in version 2.6.17 the Trial Balance report does default to nearest in time as the default valuation procedure. I don't know what happens in 3.4.
> David Carlson
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