What do you do with old uncleared transactions?

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Wed May 13 07:39:32 EDT 2015

> On May 13, 2015, at 5:43 AM, Maf. King <maf at chilwell.net> wrote:
> 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 
> voiding… 

Yes, unvoiding in supported. The transaction saves the amount and value so that if you later unvoid it they’re restored.

John Ralls

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