How to Use Budgets Module?

Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at
Mon Oct 30 10:29:48 EST 2006

On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 09:45:58PM -0800, David T. wrote:
> I was trying to use the Budget Report, but have had no success. When I select
> this option, GnuCash works very hard, and then puts up:
> Budget Report:
> This report requires you to specify certain report options.
> Edit report options
> But, no matter what I do on the options dialog, I get this same screen. I have
> looked at the help file for 1.9 (the most recent listed on
>, which simply informs me that there is a
> Budget report. Could someone please advise?

You need to create a budget before you can run a report with it.  
File->New->New Budget


> Thanks.
> David
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