Associating Two Existing Transactions

Dhruva Reddy bdhruva at
Thu Oct 20 16:54:16 EDT 2016

Thanks, David. I'll give the transaction matching feature a try next time I
do an import.

On Oct 18, 2016 7:53 PM, "David Carlson" <david.carlson.417 at>

> 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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