Extended notes about a transaction

Andrew Sackville-West andrew at farwestbilliards.com
Fri Dec 2 17:13:44 EST 2005

well, at the transaction level there is the "memo" field. and you can 
have a memo for each split as well as the whole transaction...

the others don't exist so far as I know.


Gregory Novak wrote:
> It's becoming clear to me that I'd like a way to associate extended
> information to a transaction in Gnucash.  This could be as simple as a
> little icon on each ledger line that, when clicked, brings up a little
> text field where one can type a bit of information.  Hit "ok", and
> then the next time you click the icon you'll see what you previously
> typed.  It's also easy to see how this could be used to attach
> extended information to specific accounts, or to the whole set of
> accounts.  
> Info attached to transactions could be used to notate things like "Joe
> owed me $30 and I owed him $20, so this $10 settles our debt."  Info
> attached to accounts could be used for things like: "When the big
> deposit clears, remember to transfer part of it to some other
> account."  And info attached to the entire tree of accounts could be
> for things like "In June, I spent too much on widgets.  Make sure that
> doesn't happen in July."
> It seems likely that someone has already thought of this, but perusing
> the menus didn't reveal anything to serve this purpose.  So that's the
> question: does this already exist?  If not... would someone care to
> point me in the right direction as far as implementing it?  (no
> promises, but if it's not too hard I might be willing.)
> Thanks,
> Greg
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