[GNC] New Imbalance-XXX Behavior

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 00:23:58 EDT 2021


Your information is interesting, but it does not restore the behavior that
previous releases already had, and the current release lost, as David T
pointed out.  I think he is saying that in his opinion, it wasn't broke,
didn't need fixing.

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 10:24 PM DaveC49 <davidcousens49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> David,
> I'm not sure why the behaviour has changed, but from a programming
> prospective, it is much simpler to create the imbalance accounts at the top
> level. There is no need to search for a location which may be different in
> every user's CoA. One reason perhaps for keeping it at the top level is
> that
> it sticks out and alerts the user they have made an error in a transaction,
> which is perhaps a benefit for new users, although annoying for those who
> have an established workflow which takes care of detecting errors anyway
> If an older version of GnuCash was able to create new imbalance accounts in
> a lower level position in the account heirarchy, then it had to be
> recording
> that location in the heirarchy that the Imbalance account had been shifted
> to after its initial creation at the top level in some manner.
> It should not be too hard to have a preference setting for the Imbalance
> account location and if a user shifts an Imbalance account from the default
> location, set that preference location to the location in the CoA the
> account is moved to and use that for subsequent creation of Imbalance
> account entries.  I can imagine that some users could want to have
> Imbalance
> accounts for different currencies in different locations which would
> require
> a preference location for each currency in use.
> Just requires someone to program/reprogram it.
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