One payment for several invoices

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Tue Jun 4 03:13:02 EDT 2013

On Monday 03 June 2013 21:25:39 Jonas Lippuner wrote:
> Fellow Gnucash users,
> I am planning to switch from QuickBooks to Gnucash for my Church's
> finances (I have been using Gnucash for my personal finances for
> years). Now I was wondering whether it is possible to make one payment
> for several invoices. Let me explain our scenario:
> Every Sunday we collect checks from several people as part of the
> offering. Since we need to issue giving statements at the end of the
> year, we need to keep track of who gives how much. Thus I would create
> a Customer for each member of our church who donates. When I enter
> the offering into Gnucash, I would create an invoice for each check
> connected to the Customer (this seems to be the proper way to link
> offerings to individuals). Once the checks clear, I would then
> process a payment for the invoice so that the money shows up in the
> bank account.
> The way that the bank deposit works, however, is that there is one
> deposit for all checks. I.e. on the bank statement there will be one
> item for the sum of all deposited checks collected on one Sunday.
> 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?
GnuCash 2.6 will have this feature. The invoice payment window has been improved to 
allow one payment for multiple invoices.


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