Account tree

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jun 12 09:10:21 EDT 2006

Accounts are grouped together and within a group are sorted first
by Account Code and then by Name.  If you only want your accounts
sorted by name then make sure you do NOT have any account codes.

Future versions of GnuCash should make it easier to re-sort the
account tree.


Quoting Don Allen <dca at>:

> So if I want the sub-accounts, e.g. my 37 asset accounts, sorted by account
> name, I need to edit each one to assign it an order in the display? And if I
> later add account 'AAA', then I need to do it again to re-number each of the
> previously existing ones?
> I hope that in the major effort that is currently in progress to update
> gnucash, the ability to specify the ordering of the account tree display as a
> preference item will be provided.
> /Don
> On Sunday 11 June 2006 23:43, Beth Leonard wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 09:13:25PM -0400, Don Allen wrote:
>> > Is there a way to control the ordering of the account tree display in
>> > 1.8.12?
>> Yes.  Single-click on the account in the display.  Click on the
>> "Edit" button.  Change the "account code" to a number indicating
>> the position you want for the account.
>> --Beth
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