Post date error?

Birger birger at
Tue Sep 2 08:59:33 EDT 2008

This is a bug with handling dates in the business functions. I changed to
British dates (with '/' as separator instead of '.'). Now the post
function is using current date and I can set due date.

However, is it not a bit too strickt to allow current date only for posting 
to general ledger?

I will look into the code later. It should be easy to find the string
handling function. When the date parse function fail (with '.' as
separators), it probably use first date of month as default.

Birger Baksaas

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Birger" <birger at>
To: <gnucash-user at>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:11 AM
Subject: Post date error?

> Hello,
> On Windows XP, gnucash 2.2.6 (the business functions) always sets bill and 
> invoice post date to the first day of the month. In the dialog the date 
> cannot be changed or is ignored. (I am running with Norwegian texts and 
> dates).
> (To be able to enter the accounts from January now, I have been changing 
> the pc date. Posted bills then gets the first date of each month. I am not 
> sure if the auditor is happy with this, though).
> Is this a bug or intentional? Am I missing something? Is it possible to 
> change the post date in the general ledger somehow? (Paid date can be 
> changed, same date problem there).
> Best regards
> Birger
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