Incomplete records: how to deal with them?

Dave Peticolas
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 01:40:23 -0700

Andrea Borgia writes:
> On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 14:43:58 -0700, you wrote:
> >What if you entered it as a multi-split transaction with the original
> >portion coming from the bond account, the interest coming from an
> >Income account, and the balance going to your bank account or wherever.
> Ehr, I think I got lost midway through your explanation... my problem
> is that the original portion is outside the scope of my accounting, it
> was bought before. Perhaps another ad-hoc equity account?
> >Equity accounts can be denominated in something other than a currency.
> >For example, mutual fund shares.
> There may be a language problem, for me, here: by "denominate" I mean
> attaching a currency name to an account. Is this correct?
> In that case, how do you denominate an account with fund shares? The
> listbox holds only currency names... or maybe you mean that I should
> create an equity account for the purpose of holding the initial amount
> of shares?

The list box is for convenience, you can type in anything you want,
including a ticker symbol.

> >What version of GnuCash are you using?
> Happens both with 1.4.3 and 1.4.6 and both in trading2.xac and in my
> own accounting.

Could you give me a step sequence showing the problem in trading2.xac?