[GNC-dev] Transactions vs Splits

cicko alen.siljak at gmx.com
Wed Mar 6 04:12:24 EST 2019

Thanks a lot, David. I have completely missed that checkbox. Will try it out.

Also, to comment on your reference to single- vs multi-split import. I saw
the Transfer Account field available and decided to use it from the start.
That way I don't need two splits for simple transactions, meaning this is
quite suitable more category-like approach, not double accounting. Single
CSV rows match what is available though QIF, for example. Hence I'm not even
trying the case that you describe, and I guess completely skipping the
matcher for two split rows in one transaction.

My test records look like this:
date, description/payee, deposit, withdrawal, account, category/transfer
2016-01-27,"Falafel",,4,"cash","Food:Dining out"

This fits more to my source schema. Note that I'm writing a library that
will allow me to pull records from MoneyManagerEx database, which is based
on categories.

I see that, with Multi-split checked, I can no longer select the Transfer
Account destination field. This is a dead end for my current approach, using
Transfer Account. 
At the last screen, I now get all mismatches as the destination account is
missing and I'm prompted to select one. This makes no sense as I could have
simply selected that at the first screen and save my matcher schema.
Should I raise this as a bug or am I misunderstanding how this is supposed
to work?

Thanks a lot for your assistance. Note that there's also no rush from my
side. For me, this is a hobby project that will, in the end, save me some
time in automating the transaction transfer from my phone app to GnuCash. So
don't feel pressured on that end, either.

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