Extended notes about a transaction

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Dec 2 17:56:27 EST 2005

There is a Notes field (tied to the transaction, not to each Split) but it's
only visible when you select "double-line mode" in the register.  Note that
/this/ notes field is what gets printed on a check.


Quoting Andrew Sackville-West <andrew at farwestbilliards.com>:

> 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.
> A
> 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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