warlord at MIT.EDU
Sat Oct 7 08:21:59 EDT 2006
Jeremy Harris <jgh at wizmail.org> writes:
> Ah. The transaction was created by an import from QIF, but
> this assigned the splits to newly-created accounts due to name
> conflicts (rather than using the names I'd wanted it to use).
> And, at that time the default currency was USD - probably because
> this relatively newly installed Fedora Core 5 has a $LANG
> of "en_US.UTF-8". Lord knows why; "C" would be fine for me
> (and, goddammit, the US is *not* the whole world nor even a
> reasonable default).
At the end of the QIF import process it asks you for your currency.
You should have answered correctly.
> I shifted the splits into the wished-for accounts by changing
> the account field.
> So barring the refusal to import into the accounts I'd wished
> for there probably isn't a problem - except that it would
> have been nice to flag the moving of a split from an account
> in one currency to one in a different currency.
Yeah, such a warning might be reasonable, because then the
exchange-rate might be needed, too. In fact, in my original code it
checked that, too... But due to the multi-path problem it doesn't
always check anymore.
> Should I wipe that transaction and re-import with the corrected
That might help. And in fact that might explain why it wouldn't use
the existing accounts. The currency has to match.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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