automatically balancing Scheduled Transactions

Ken Heard ken at
Mon Jan 17 18:26:12 EST 2011

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J.P. Lien wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a scheduled transaction for my mortgage payment.  I
> used the druid, but had to make some changes to the template transaction
> (I've paid extra on the loan in the past, so the ppmt function doesn't
> return the right value).  When I was done I got the following warning:
> "The Scheduled Transaction Editor cannot automatically balance this
> transaction. Should it still be entered?"
> I guess this is telling me that the editor can't verify that the
> transaction will balance every time.  It should be balanced based on the
> way I entered it, but I can see how it would be better to make certain.
>  Is there some magic variable that I can put in to capture any imbalance?

I have had the same problem; if this inconsistency with the way balances
are checked in ordinary transactions has not been filed as a bug it
should be.

Regards, Ken Heard
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