Merging Accounts

Richard Gilligan gilligan at
Thu Mar 9 23:37:51 EST 2006

On Feb 20, 2006, at 1:11 PM, Bobby Goins wrote:

> All,
> Is it possible to merge accounts?
> For example, lets say I wish to move the entries in
> account "EXPENSES:Personal:Hair Care" into account
> "EXPENSES:Personal:Miscellaneous", or the entries in
> account "INCOME:Other:CIP" into account "INCOME:Other:Bonus".

I have merged accounts by, wierd as it may seem, deleting them first.  
Splits from deleted accounts get "merged" into an account called  
"Imbalance-USD" which can be renamed, reparented, retyped etc.

Like this:

Do "check and repair all".
Deal with any transactions that show up in account "Imbalance-USD".

Delete the accounts you want to merge.
Do "check and repair all".
Edit account "Imbalance-USD"

> I know that I can edit individual entries, but since my database is  
> over
> 23MB in size, it would take too much time to do that.  I assume some
> sort of account merge function exists in gnucash, or at least I am
> hoping there is.
> If this can be done, how do I do it?
> Thanks,
> Bob
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