Split transactions

Alice Lee alee212007 at satx.rr.com
Tue May 5 00:30:05 EDT 2015

You don't hit enter on the keyboard.  Use the enter button at the top of the
Gnucash screen.

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From: gnucash-user
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Of Colin Law
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 2:59 PM
To: Jonathan Garber; gnucash-user at gnucash.org
Subject: Re: Split transactions

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On 4 May 2015 at 19:10, Jonathan Garber <jonnathan500 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The data disappears when I hit enter. I would appreciate any help you 
> could offer.

If you mean that the complete transaction disappears then possibly you have
forgotten to include a split that references the account that you are
currently on.  Have a look in one of the other accounts that you referenced
(Expenses:Groceries or whatever) and you will probably see it there.  When
entering split transactions I start (before splitting) by entering the total
amount in the top line, then clicking split, that automatically enters that
amount against the current account.
Also it is a good idea, before hitting Enter, to tab off the last line you
have entered, then GC will check that the amounts balance and show you the
unbalanced amount if there is any.


> On May 4, 2015 12:13 PM, "Colin Law" <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 4 May 2015 at 17:36, Jonathan Garber <jonnathan500 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I can not get a split transaction to save. I enter my deposits into 
>> > checking with each transaction coming from different income accounts.
>> >
>> > I looked at all the documentation but can't seem to figure it what 
>> > I am doing wrong.
>> You have to hit enter after you have entered all the data for the 
>> transaction, that tells it you have finished entering that 
>> transaction.
>> Colin
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