What do you do with old uncleared transactions?

Maf. King maf at chilwell.net
Wed May 13 06:43:20 EDT 2015

On Wed 13 May 15 11:27:00 Adam Funk wrote:
> On 2015-05-12, Maf. King wrote:
> > On Tue 12 May 15 12:22:15 Adam Funk wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> 
> >> I have a few transactions in bank & credit card accounts that are a
> >> few years old but uncleared --- a check that never got cashed, & some
> >> credit card purchases that have never appeared on statements.  What do
> >> the rest of you do with such things?
> > 
> > In the case of an uncleared (presumably lost) cheque, I've voided the
> > transaction before now
> > 
> > Would probably do the same with a credit card txn that never went through.
> > Deleting the tnx feels 'wrong' to me.
> What are the effects of "voiding" a transaction in gnucash?  Is it
> possible to un-void it, without having to keep records somewhere
> else, if the cheque or credit card purchase appears on a statement
> later?

Hi Adam,

ISTR that un-voiding a txn is perfectly possible.  I think that the "void" 
leaves the txn in the register, sets all splits to 0.00 and reconciles it.  It 
also adds (or allows one to add) a note to explain the reason for the 


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