[GNC-dev] Ideas for account type-ahead modification

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 10:29:58 EDT 2020

Hi Jean,

Am 09.03.20 um 22:16 schrieb jeanl:
> I'm looking at this suggestion
> https://gnucash.uservoice.com/forums/101223-feature-request/suggestions/1589607-type-ahead-search-when-entering-the-accounts-to-a

You can expect, more devs would read the linked bug report
I got the impression, most have not the time to follow uservoice, too.

> Is that something that's been discussed in this forum?

I can not remember.

> Are there major objections to the above? 

It might be useful for small private acoount herarchies.
But on major business templats with over 1000 accounts it would be
annoying in several aspects:
1. slow down on building the  list,
2. exposing irrelevant parts, example:
Assets:Tax paid:{x %|y %|z %}
Liabilities:Tax collected:{x %|y %|z %}
Expense:Purchases at:{x %|y %|z %}
Income:Sells at:{x %|y %|z %}
which currently is straight forward.

I would divide the business users in 2 groups:
learned accountants would enter the account code and are not affected,
but oters with some economic knowledge would prefer to enter e.g.
"I:S:x<Tab>". Will that still be possible?


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