[GNC-dev] GnuCash 3 on Linux

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Wed Mar 6 10:18:24 EST 2019


Coming at this late...

Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be> writes:

> For starters the user preference is an all or nothing thing, either all 
> reports are in a book or in a common location. That's not very fine-grained. 
> Perhaps you consider some reports common and some reports book-specific. This 
> could be solved by making it a per report option of course.

I can picture very few cases where a configured report is not tied to
the book.  If it contains references to *ANY* accounts, then it is, by
definition, book-specific and should live with the data.  This is, IMHO,
most reports.

> And yet another issue: reports are only suitable for multiple books if these 
> books have the exact same base as required per report. An example to clarify 


The only time all saved-reports are useful across books is if the books
are derived from the same base.  I.e., you copy, or save-as.

If the reports are stored in the book data itself then you get this for

> So my conclusion is that report configurations are essentially book specific 
> and should be treated as such to avoid unexpected accounting mistakes.


> On the other hand I understand it takes time to carefully configure
> reports to your preference and there's a wish to reuse this effort
> across books.

Perhaps we need an "export report configuration" that can extract the
non-book-specific settings?

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