Bills not showing up as paid

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Apr 4 20:27:03 EDT 2005

"Russell P. Sutherland" <russ at> writes:

> I am running GnuCash v 1.8.10 on a Debian Linux system:
> $ dpkg -l | grep -i cash
> ii  gnucash        1.8.10-10      A personal finance tracking program
> ii  gnucash-common 1.8.10-10      A personal finance tracking program
> ii  gnucash-docs   1.8.5-1        Documentation for gnucash, a personal financ
> My problem lies in the fact that once I enter a Bill:
> 	Business->Vendor->New Bill
> and then make the bill payment using:
> 	Business-Vendor->Find Vendor->Select Vendor->Vendors Bills
> upon subsequent looks at the Vendors Bill the Paid flag
> is left unchecked, even though the Bill has indeed been paid.
> The proper amount has been transferred from the:
> 	Assets:Chequing Bank Account Register
> to the
> 	Liabilities:Accounts Payable Register
> and the proper amount appears in the appropriate Expense Account.
> Is there a bug or am I doing something fundamentally wrong?

Are you using Business -> Vendor -> Process Payment to pay the bill?
Or are you just entering a payment transaction by hand?

It sounds like the latter, which is why it doesn't notice that you
haven't paid your bills.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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