newbie how-to-best-do-it ?
Tue, 5 Sep 2000 08:28:22 -0500
On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 11:46:32PM +1100, Robert Graham Merkel wrote:
> Frank P. Miles writes:s
> > c) set up an "income" account on higher level
> > Problem: Gnucash can't readily associate the income
> > with its source. It still gets counted as cost.
> > Similar things occur, AFAICT, with bank accounts and such.
> You're absolutely right - we need the ability to associate dividends
> (which directly affect only an income and a bank account) with the
> stock that generates them.
I must have deleted the first bit of this thread, sorry.
What's the problem with the way the QIF code does this automatically?
Each stock you hold has a separate income account for dividends,
also separated by the brokerage:
Dean Witter:IBM Common <---- the STOCK account
Dividends:Dean Witter:IBM Common <---- income account for dividends
This isn't as pretty as it could be, but it correctly keeps the
information separate. RSN each account will also have some
meta-information that will allow you to "group" all the IBM-related
accounts together, but the way described above doesn't get you any
wrong answers. Does it?
If this was not what y'all were talking about, sorry.