custom expense and asset/liability report question

Mark Johnson mrj001 at
Fri Dec 2 22:46:33 EST 2005

I use a customized cash flow report for this very purpose.  When you are 
viewing the cash flow report, click options on the toolbar.  You can 
change the accounts for which you view cash flowing in and out.  For 
example, I have my credit cards selected so that my custom report treats 
credit card spending as though it were a cash flow item.  (I pay the 
bill in full every month.)

If you wish to save the custom report be SURE to CHANGE the name in the 
options.  There is a significant bug, which causes gnucash to crash if 
you don't.  Once saved, it should appear in the custom reports menu item 
the next time you start gnucash.


Karl Anderson wrote:

>I'd like to be able to view a report of expenses that includes money
>flowing into certain assets.  I want to be able to view what I'm
>spending even though, in some cases, I'm not spending into an expense
>"sink" but lowering a liability or increasing an asset.  The expense
>reports will only tell me how much I'm putting into expense accounts.
>I'm looking for a report that tells me how much cash I'm bleeding, and
>to where.  I only want to include certain assets or liabilities.  For
>example, I don't want to include investments to my non-401(k) stock
>account, but I do want to include my mortgage principal payments.  I
>also don't want to include credit card payments (since this is
>expressed by the transactions that go from the card account to
>various expense accounts).
>As you can probably guess, I want to make two reports, "what am I
>spending per period", and "what would I be spending per period be if I
>lost my job?".  The second report wouldn't include certain expenses or
>assets such as income tax and 401(k) contributions.
>Is this possible through the UI?

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