automatically balancing Scheduled Transactions

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Jan 18 04:31:53 EST 2011

On 17 January 2011 23:26, Ken Heard <ken at> wrote:
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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.

Can you (both posters) post exact details of the transaction you are
trying to enter (or possibly an image of it in the scheduled
transaction editor)?  This error should mean that you have entered an
unbalanced transaction.


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