Md. Aminul Islam Khan
aikhanlab at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 02:21:54 EST 2011
On 1/9/11, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 9 January 2011 11:44, Dr. Md. Aminul Islam Khan <aikhan_lab at bdcom.net>
>> On Fri, 2011-01-07 at 09:28 -0500, Anthony Dardis wrote:
>>> On Fri, 07 Jan 2011 04:15:43 -0500, Md. Aminul Islam Khan
>>> <aikhanlab at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> > I had been using gnucash irregularly. Possibly due to lack of
>>> > understanding.
>>> > Want to use it regularly.
>>> > Should I:
>>> > 1. Use the old file and continue from the present date (stopped using
>>> > them
>>> > some few months ago and difficult to update all the transactions).
>>> > 2. Export Accounts and use that as start
>>> > 3. Create new file and start new.
>>> > Thanks in advance
>>> > aikhan
>>> The answer will depend on what you want.
>>> If you don't care very much whether your file has old data, then just
>>> starting from new and learning as you put in your real transactions might
>>> be the best way to go (and the beginning of January is a great time).
>>> If you want or need your file to have older data in it, it will have to
>>> get in there somehow.
>> Thanks for your guidance. I want to retain some of the data from before
>> (started using gnucash in 2008). Is that possible without updating all
>> the transactions?
> You could add a balancing transaction to each account to get the
> current balance right and then go from there.
Thanks for the advice, I will do that!
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