Using Current account balance as a variable in scheduled transactions

Robert Ramsdell rcriii at
Mon May 15 08:13:51 EDT 2006

I do not believe that this is possible at the moment.


On Sun, 2006-05-07 at 12:33 -0400, Bryan Phinney wrote:
> Is there any way to refer to the current account balance of a specific account 
> within a scheduled transaction?  Specifically, if I have a mortgage account, 
> and am making periodic prepayments on the mortgage, the existing ppmt and 
> ipmt functions won't return the correct value because the prepayments to the 
> principal will lower the next month's interest value.
> This could easily be overcome by simply letting the scheduled transaction 
> perform its assessments on the current account balance as the periodic 
> interest rate will be assessed against the current month's balance on the 
> account.  I can do this manually but would prefer to have Gnucash perform the 
> calculation from within the scheduled transaction if that is possible.
> Anyone have any info or suggestions?
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