What do you do with old uncleared transactions?

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Thu May 14 08:11:53 EDT 2015

> On May 14, 2015, at 4:19 AM, Adam Funk <a24061 at ducksburg.com> wrote:
> On 2015-05-13, John Ralls wrote:
>>> 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:
>>>> 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?
>>> 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.
> OK, that's what I need to know.  ISTR testing out voiding once &
> getting the impression that the amount had disappeared completely.
> It's just "hidden" somewhere in the data?

Yes. Not really hidden, you’ll see it if you look at the XML file in an editor, or in the Slots table in SQL, but not visible to the GUI nor the regular engine functions.

John Ralls

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