Processing customer payments

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Apr 12 13:16:14 EDT 2005

Jean Onyango <jean at> writes:

> How do I process a customer's payment if he is paying for a later
> invoice? Whenever I try to receive payment for a later invoice, what
> comes up on the customer report is payment for the earliest invoice
> generated, whether or not I specify the correct invoice number.

You can't.  Invoices are always paid FIFO.  Gnucash keeps track of
how much the customer owes you, not which specific invoices have been
paid.  See bug #121420.

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