Reconcilliation Woes

Roland Roberts roland at
Thu Apr 14 12:38:01 EDT 2005

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>>>>> "da" == Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> writes:

    da> Still, calling what GnuCash does "wrong" is inaccurate.  GnuCash
    da> gives you a GUESS.  You're supposed to correct it if the value
    da> is wrong.

FWIW, I'm perfectly happy with what GnuCash does and was never confused
by it's "guess."  Yes, I usually have to change the value due to a
difference between transaction date and post date with both the bank and
the credit card companies.

Occasionally, I type the wrong value in the reconcile balance.  I don't
know when it was added, but since GnuCash now allows you to modify the
reconcile information after you've started reconciling, I'm a very happy
camper.  I can remember several revs back when I had to abandon the
reconciliation and start over.

In short, I don't see any point in agonizing over the value when (1)
it's a best guess and you are prompted to fill in the form, and (2) you
can change it after you've started if you realize there is a problem.


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