Creating historical invoices

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 2 13:14:01 EDT 2008

John Dablin <jdablin at> writes:

> Encouraged by me (a long time GnuCash user) my wife is converting 
> her accounts to GnuCash. She's trying to enter invoices going back 
> to the start of her financial year (1st April), but when she 
> creates an invoice it won't let her specify a creation date earlier 
> than the 1st of the current month. Is this a feature, or is there 
> something we can tweak to allow this?

Is this 2.2.6 on Windows?  If so it's a known date-entry bug
fixed in 2.2.7.  You can either wait for 2.2.7 or downgrade to

> Paradoxically, she can create the invoice dated 1st August, but 
> GnuCash then allows it to be paid on 6th May!

Yeah, the opening date has nothing to do with the posting date
or due dates.  That's not a bug.

> Thanks in anticipation
> John Dablin

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