[GNC] Deposit\Withdraw on one account, Increase\Decrease on others. Why?

Adrien Monteleone adrien.monteleone at lusfiber.net
Mon Dec 30 03:13:29 EST 2019

Deposit/Withdraw are used for bank accounts. Generic asset accounts use Increase/Decrease. There might be other special accounts besides bank accounts with their own context labels, but I don’t know because I use formal labels.

It doesn’t make much sense to ‘deposit’ into, or ‘withdraw’ from, an asset account that tracks, say—the value of your home.

The only way (without custom programming) to get the same column headings is to use formal labels. (they really aren’t that bad once you learn how they work. I prefer them)


> On Dec 29, 2019 w1d363, at 10:47 PM, ddhahn <ddhahn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm a pretty new user to gnucash and am getting settled in. I've searched
> the list for the answer to this. I found similar questions but nothing that
> lead me to an answer. 
> I've noticed that one of my asset accounts has deposit\withdraw columns
> while my other asset accounts have increase\decrease columns. I can't figure
> out why this is and where I might changed it so that all the asset accounts
> have the deposit\withdrawl nomenclature. 
> The "Use formal accounting" names setting changes everything to
> debit\credit, so that's not it.
> Thanks for all your help and for supporting this great project!
> --dave

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