"Tools > Close Book" doesn't seem to do what I want, i.e., to shrink gnucash file by rolling up transactions
pmjs1115 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 25 09:21:42 EST 2008
While I am not bothered by file growth, there are obviously some who are. Eventually, file growth will slow the program operation down, and this tool would be useful in managing one's bookkeeping chores.
--- On Tue, 11/25/08, Marcus Wolschon <marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com> wrote:
> From: Marcus Wolschon <marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: "Tools > Close Book" doesn't seem to do what I want, i.e., to shrink gnucash file by rolling up transactions
> To: "Jonathan Kamens" <jik at kamens.brookline.ma.us>
> Cc: gnucash-user at gnucash.org
> Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 12:38 AM
> I have similar issues with the gnucash-file growing over
> the years.
> However there are many transactions spanning the
> where bank-statements on interests and
> postfolio-statements, ...
> come in way later then the first or january.
> So I am thinking of writing a program using jGnucashLib to
> take a gnucash-file and create a new file with the same
> accounts, the start-balances of the 31.12. 23:59:59 last
> and keeping all transactions that have a date past this
> It would also allow to e.g. split the year 2007 into a new
> and only keep 2008-2009 in the current one. (Since there
> not be any changes to the old data.)
> You can then put a digital signature and cryptographic
> on it and archive the old year(s).
> If anyone interested in this?
> It would allow a user to go on with book-keeping and close
> the year a few weeks later, when all the paperwork has
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