Associating Two Existing Transactions

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Tue Oct 18 19:53:53 EDT 2016

I think that the  only mechanism that GnuCash has for this issue is use the
transaction matching feature in either the OFX or QIF importer.  There the
matching can be done during the import.  Once the duplicated transactions
exist they would have to be identified and deleted one at a time.
If there were duplicated accounts created, one can be set to be a sub
account of the other.  Then deleting the sub account allows the
transactions to be shifted to the parent account.  Try that in a test copy
of your data file first to see how it works

David C

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 5:55 PM, Dhruva Reddy <bdhruva at> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have just set up Gnucash 2.6.13 on OS X, by downloading all of my
> transactions for the year from my various financial institutions. The
> problem is, the transactions are not associated with their corresponding,
> opposite transactions (e.g., paying my credit card bill results ni a credit
> to my credit card account, and a debit to my checking account). Instead,
> they are both associated with the "Imbalance" account.
> Is there a way to associate the two transactions with each other? Or do I
> have to associate one of the entries (say, the credit to my credit card
> account) with the other account, then delete the other transaction (in this
> example, the one in my checking account)?
> Thanks,
> Dhruva
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