Split entries: wrong descriptions?

Dave Peticolas dave@krondo.com
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 14:36:58 -0700

Andrea Borgia writes:
> Hi.
> If I enter a new split transaction (or change an existing one), the
> description for the main entry is used as description for the first
> split in the linked account.
> For example: enter a check in your checking account, say $120 (job X
> plus expenses), split into $100 (job payment) and $20 (expenses). If
> you select "job payment" and jump to the linked entry in, say, the
> income account you see that the description is "job X plus expenses"
> and not "job payment".

Yes, this is somewhat confusing, atm. It will be partially fixed
in the next 1.4 release, and completely fixed in the next stable
release of the current development version.

> I do not know if this is a FAQ or not, I had a quite thorough look at
> the online docs, the website and the changelog but found nothing. My
> only other gripe with splits is the way the amounts are displayed in
> the linked accounts, it's a bit confusing, but the docs say the
> developers know that so it's ok for me.

Could you explain your gripe?