Reconciliation: Incorrect Starting Balance

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed May 30 10:58:03 EDT 2007

hendrik at writes:

> It turns out to be easy, at least with the version of gnucash I was 
> running recently.
> Only one end of a transaction is reconciled.  When I reconcile my 
> chequing account, a cheque gets marked recondiled when I find it on my 
> bank statement.  But in the corresponding expense or liabilities 
> account, it is not marked reconciled.  Presumably, if it's my phone bill 
> it's paying, I can take my entire history of phone bills and reconcile 
> them, too, if I should be so inclined (I'm not)..
> If I'm at the phone end ot the transaction, I can also change the 
> account the phone bill is being paid from, say, by letting it be paid 
>>From a credit card instead of my chequing account.  The result is a 
> fully reconciled transaction, complete with cheque number, on my credit 
> card account!
> I do wish gnucash would issue a warning if a change to a transaction 
> could affect *any* of the accounts it is reconciled in, before or after, 
> not just the one I have onscreen. 
> I don't mind if it involves changes on the nonreconciled ends of 
> transactions.  Changing a payment's destination from "Imbalance" to 
> "Phone" is quite common!

Could you please file a bug report with this if it's really
so easy in 2.0.x?  This should get fixed.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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