Transactions Report

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Wed Jun 5 22:20:00 EDT 2013

On 6/5/2013 6:18 PM, John R. Sowden wrote:
> On 06/05/2013 10:06 AM, Maf. King wrote:
>> On Wed 5 June 13 09:44:03 John R. Sowden wrote:
>>> On 06/05/2013 09:35 AM, Maf. King wrote:
>>>> On Wed 5 June 13 09:03:44 John R. Sowden wrote:
>>>>> On 06/04/2013 04:57 PM, John R. Sowden wrote:
>>>>>> I am entering data for the fy 6/12 to 5/13 period.  My initial
>>>>>> transactions are to post the opening balances from the previous
>>>>>> year.
>>>>>> I am using the General Ledger Selection because I am not taking the
>>>>>> funds from a source account (eg cash).  First when I select the
>>>>>> Transactions Report in the Reports menu, I get none. Then I select
>>>>>> accounts: all, filter: none,dates start of year, end of year.  I
>>>>>> confirmed that the dates are correct under edit>preferences.  I have
>>>>>> entered 2 transactions and I am in the process of entering the
>>>>>> third.
>>>>>> Each transaction has about 10 GL accounts.  Two of the transactions
>>>>>> have zero amounts.  1 has 3 amounts.  Of course they are all in
>>>>>> balance (especially the ones with zero amounts  :) ).  In the
>>>>>> process
>>>>>> I realized that I did not enter all of the accounts (depreciation
>>>>>> contra accts)./  I went back and entered them.  Now I don't remember
>>>>>> where I was in the 3rd transaction, as I cannot see any of them.
>>>>>> I am sure there is a logical explanation.
>>>>>> John
>>>>> It was suggested to me that I select the "child accounts" in the
>>>>> account
>>>>> selection option.  I did this and made no change.  No transactions
>>>>> found.
>>>> Hi John,
>>>> Now that's a co-incidence.  I was creating some transaction reports
>>>> yesterday, and I found the "select children" didn't behave as I was
>>>> expecting, I haven't investigated with any other data file etc.
>>>> yet, but
>>>> it sounds like we have both hit a regression bug.
>>>> I ended up having to expand the tree then do a "select all"
>>>> GC 2.4.11 on OpenSUSE 12.2 (IIRC)  so I'll need to update and test
>>>> more
>>>> before thinking submitting of a bug report....  If anyone else can
>>>> confirm wierdness (or fixed) in the current version, that would be
>>>> helpful!
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Maf.
>>> I noted that you are using 2.4.11 on Suse  I am using 2.4.12 on Ubuntu.
>>> I'm sure the OS is not an issue, but the version # might be.
>>> John
>> Hi John,
>> let me rephrase my last mail; you seem to have missed what I was
>> intending to
>> say....
>> I noticed yesterday that "select children" in the transaction report
>> didn't
>> seem to work as i remembered.  maybe it has been broken or changed. I
>> haven't
>> had time to investigate the new behaviour yet.
>> You seem to have an issue with getting the accounts you want to
>> select in the
>> same report (but different GC version)
>> I made sure that the accounts I wanted were selected by manually
>> expanding the
>> tree in the accounts selection dialogue, and doing a "select all" to
>> get round
>> the child accounts not selecting... maybe that would work for you
>> too, maybe
>> not?
>> cheers,
>> Maf.
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>> re: the version, I just noticed that you were using a different
>> version than I was, and that might make a difference (new version-new
>> feature, new version-new bug!).
> re: the accounts, I am trying to see all accounts.  Selecting accounts
> is another step.
> I just ran the "general journal (in the balance sheet menu?) report"
> and saw all three transactions.  but all transactions in the
> transactions report shows none.  someone else on the list is having
> the same problem.  hope a gnu guru sees it and finds a solution!
> John

If you want to see the actual transactions that are in the data file
General Ledger instead of the General Ledger report, try this:

In the top menubar select Tools:General Ledger.  That should default to
showing every transaction from a month ago on.

Then select View:Filter by: Date: Show All

Then you should see every transaction in the file.

This should work in all stable releases of GnuCash.

 If you happen to be messing with release 2.5.2, you must select Tools:
Old General Ledger(or whatever it is called, as the new general ledger
in that version has a bug such that the view cannot be changed to show
history older than a month ago.)

David C

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