What is a split?

Steven Sforza shadoglare@refractionaldarkness.com
11 Jul 2002 20:51:23 -0500

OK - I guess I understand that then.
But still, why is GnuCash telling me "Cash Withdrawl: $10" is a split,
and absolutely must be entered that way? 

On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 20:32, Laurent Duperval wrote:
> Hi,
> Someone asked what a split is and I deleted the message accidentally.
> Basically, a split is when, in one operation, you do multiple
> transactions. For example, if you pay your phone bill, your gas bill,
> your electricity bill, your Internet bill all at the same time at your
> ATM, you may want to split the transaction to reflect what you actually
> spent on each account. So your transaction will say that you spent $150,
> say. But when you open the split, it will say, $50 for phone, 25$ for
> electricity, $25 for gas, and $50 for Internet.