[GNC-dev] Using "main sections placeholder accounts" in chart of accounts' templates
foti.giuseppe at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 05:13:26 EST 2020
Good morning, devs
I'm opening a topic to discuss the practice to have main sections
placeholders accounts in charts of accounts.
In the embedded charts of accounts using those seem to be the standard,
so in every chart of accounts are there placeholder accounts for:
This behaviour seems to be obvious but it can be counterproductive when
creating reports because all reports have sections header and only for
some of those you can choose if to show sections headers or not.
I am preparing a chart of accounts useful for Italian small no-profit
organizations, trying to comply with new Government's rules and I'd
like to discuss this topic before committing the chart.
Ordering accounts can be made by assigning codes to accounts (I do this
starting the account code with letters and numbers used in the
Government report standard for sections and subsections)
I think it could be useful to use colours to mark different kind of
accounts (or accounts in different sections) to help people to
understand what kind of account they are importing/using. I have just
found this company's work on the net but I don't think is there a
defined standard somewhere (https://www.coloraccounting.com/) but it
seems Gnucash Documentations discourages to embed colours in chart of
As fell suggested
discuss this topic.
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