Still cannot enter same stock (ticker) in multiple accounts...

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Mar 27 14:46:24 EST 2006

Try the balance sheet in 1.9.3.  The 1.8 balance sheet has a lot
of problems with commodity transactions.


Quoting Jean-David Beyer <jeandavid8 at>:

> I have several brokerage accounts, and I want to hold shares of the same
> company in more than one. E.g.,
> Assets
>  Current Assets
>     CheckingAccount
>  Investments
>     AccountA
>       TickerA
>       TickerB
>     AccountB
>       TickerA
>       TickerC
> Now GnuCash lets me set up this hierarchy. AccountA and AccountB are of type
> Bank, and Ticker A (both of them) are of type Stock.
> If I transfer money into AccountA and AccountB, I can then go into, say,
> Assets->Investments->AccountA->TickerA and buy shares.
> At this point, if I look at my balance sheet, all is OK.
> But if I then go to Assets->Investments->AccountB->TickerA and try to do the
> same thing, it also appears to work.
> But then, if I look at my balance sheet, it is wrong in several ways.
> The entries for TickerA are blank
> And Assets do not match Equity and Liabilities.
> This is with GnuCash gnucash-1.8.8-0.9.
> Yesterday I finally got to install gnucash-1.8.12, which seems to be the
> highest one around for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on my other machine, but
> it has the same problem.
> So I still do not know if this is a bug, or a basic misunderstanding 
> on my part.
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