Summary amounts in Customer Report and Receivable Aging Report use wrong dates

Derek Atkins derek at
Sun Jan 2 08:41:54 EST 2011


On Sun, January 2, 2011 8:27 am, DonM wrote:
> The summary numbers in the Customer Report and the Receivable Aging Report
> seem wrong to me.
> These reports list amounts in categories 0-30 days, 31-60 days, etc. But
> the numbers are calculated relative to the invoice date. Normally in such
> reports, the numbers are calculated relative to the *due* date, not the
> invoice date.
> I would expect to have a summary box labeled "current", which contains the
> amount invoiced but that is not due yet (before the due date). Then the
> box labeled "0-30 days" would be amounts that are between 0 and 30 days
> past the due date. This is what Quickbooks does, for example, and also
> other accounting systems I have used. This is also what customers expect
> when they receive an overdue notice.
> This becomes more significant if you don't invoice net-30. If you invoice
> net-15, for example, then some of the amount in the 0-30 days box is
> current, and some is overdue.
> Searching the bugzilla list, it looks like this was reported 3 years ago
> in #502066, 2007-12-06. There is one comment from a developer, but no
> follow-up from the original reporter. Should I add a comment? Post a new
> bug? Or do people believe it is correct as is?

Please follow up to the existing bug report.  Preferably add the requested
information:  An example data file that shows the bug, and the report
output showing what happens.  (Also feel free to explain what the report
should show based on the data, and the exact report option settings in
order to reproduce the bug).

> Thanks,
> Don

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