Transactions Report

John R. Sowden jsowden at
Wed Jun 5 23:39:04 EDT 2013

On 06/05/2013 07:20 PM, David Carlson wrote:
> 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
> 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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Perfect!  I hope everyone else who was dealing with this reads this message.


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