Problems with Accounts Payable

Laurent Duperval lduperval at
Sat Feb 18 14:36:07 EST 2006

Derek Atkins wrote:

> Quoting Laurent Duperval <lduperval at>:
>> 10 minute round-trip reply. Dude!
> You caught me at a good time.

I seem to always do so. :-)

> Ahh!  *needs to look at the changelog*..

I did. The only change that seemed to affect me was the accumulate 
splits thing. I have made it a habit not to accumulate splits, because 
of the bugs in the previous version.

What does  this do anyway? What are the consequences of using/not using it?

>> I took a look at the AP account to see if anything was amiss. Most 
>> transactions have a P or I type. However some have ? and they 
>> correspond to Split Automatic Payment Forward. Could that be a 
>> problem?   How do they appear?
> They appear when you post a payment out of order, or overpay.  It's
> the internal balancing system in the invoice post/process to make sure
> that your payments are balanced.

Ok. I know that I had to forward pay sometime this year, so I can 
understand it. I also see that there is a corresponding reverse 
transaction for this.

>> I also noticed that when I start GC, I get a popup saying I have 
>> unpaid bills dating to 2004. This is something pretty recent. 
>> Recently, I had to go back and remove "Accumulate splits" from bills 
>> I had posted in the past, because they messed up some reports.
> THIS could do it!  Unposting and then reposting could shift around
> the payments.  Also, I know there was a bug with the Accumulate Splits
> feature.    This bug was fixed on 2005-01-23 and should be in 1.8.11,
> but posts from before that time could have been affected.

Well, I think I only recently updated to 1.8.11. For some reason, it 
seems to have made it only recently to Gentoo.

>> Do I have  to do this for all my invoices? The way I decided to do 
>> this was to use the transaction report to make sure everything ended 
>> up with a grand total of 0 at the end of each month. This is what 
>> currently happens.
> Maybe...


Is there a way for me to see what bills have accumulated splits, without 
unposting/reposting each of them one at a time? Is there some sort 
identifier in the .xac file that can help me track them down?



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