Question: How to move transactions between files.

Wm wm_o_o_o at
Fri Oct 21 14:33:59 EDT 2016

On 20/10/2016 21:43, Mike or Penny Novack wrote:
> On 10/20/2016 10:40 AM, David Carlson wrote:
>> Michael, Silly question: Where would I find an import file containing all
>> of the transactions after, say, December 31 2014?
>> David C
> Misunderstanding? I wasn't saying that gnucash had all the facilities
> necessary to do this. What I described was what would be needed to cater
> to the (fairly) narrow range of book size "too much activity to keep all
> the years in one set of books" (gets too slow) and "not enough to want a
> new set each year". Do you think that there are enough who would want
> this to justify a fairly hefty investment of developer time?

What developer time?  I can do that and IIRC there are already ways of
doing this if you look back over the list, it isn't a new thing.  Why
make an old problem a new one and involve developers unnecessarily?

> What I suggest to those who are in this category is at the end of the
> next year, close the books and create a new set (from the Balance Sheet
> -- that provides all the opening amounts. I believe that a facility does
> exist to export your COA (with all accounts zero). There's no automated
> "construct the opening transaction from a Balance Sheet" so do that
> manually.

Easily done given a BS

> Then you are all set for the next several years, however long
> it takes for you to become uncomfortable with the size. When that
> happens, repeat.


> Create an opening transaction based on a Balance Sheet might be a good
> first step if the developers did want to automate, because that is what
> those who want a new set of books each year could use too.

I don't see why you want the developers involved, they aren't needed for


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