Incomplete records: how to deal with them?

Dave Peticolas
Sun, 17 Sep 2000 14:16:42 -0700

Andrea Borgia writes:
> On Fri, 15 Sep 2000 01:40:23 -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? (I did this
> way and it looks fine)

That's basically what equity accounts are for :)

> >The list box is for convenience, you can type in anything you want,
> >including a ticker symbol.
> Yes, but once I put a ticker there how will gnucash handle the value
> of that account? I mean, if I use EUR and put the right share, the
> total displays the real value of that account and that's a good thing.

Ok, what about using an equity account in EUR? Won't that work?

> >Could you give me a step sequence showing the problem in trading2.xac?
> Ok, did some more tests: trading2.xac works fine and my accounting
> does not because the former uses a stock account, the latter a mutual
> fund account.
> If you tab over the "account source/dest" box in a stock account, the
> box gets filled with the stock name and all goes well.
> In a mutual stock account, if you try to enter the stock name and
> record the transaction, you get an additional bogus share price (1)
> entry. This happens only in a mutual fund account and only if you
> enter an account name. If you delete either, both disappear.
> Question: it is a bug or I shouldn't have done that?

I'm still not quite sure what you mean here. What register mode
are you using? (single line, double line, etc.) Is this starting
from a blank transaction?