One payment for several invoices

Liz edodd at
Tue Jun 4 02:15:13 EDT 2013

On Tue, 04 Jun 2013 01:35:17 -0400
Mike Alexander <mta at> wrote:

> --On June 3, 2013 9:25:39 PM -0700 Jonas Lippuner <jonas at> 
> wrote:
> > So what I would like to have is one transaction in the checking
> > account that has a split for separate invoices (each invoice
> > belonging to a different customer).
> >
> > Is this possible to do? If so, how? And even if the current GUI does
> > not support such an action, would such a transaction (different
> > splits being the payment for different invoices) be logically
> > consistent with Gnucash's data model?
> The way I do this (which is taken from other accounting software I am 
> forced to use) is to use an intermediate asset account called 
> "Undeposited Funds".  When I get a check to pay an invoice I post the 
> invoice and deposit the payment in the Undeposited Funds account.
> Then when I make a bank deposit I enter a transaction from that
> account to the bank account with a split for each check deposited.
>           Mike

I have experimented with editing the Accounts Receivable and making
split transactions.
I would recommend Mike's method as it isn't prone to error and can be
copied from one week to the next.

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