[GNC] Asset account, "Type" column

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com
Sat May 29 10:29:53 EDT 2021

Hello Oliver,

Am 26.05.21 um 13:13 schrieb Oliver G. Parker:
> Hi,
> I'm new to this list and am a fairly new user of GnuCash.

Welcome here.

> I am not an
> accountant but am using the software to manage my company finances. I am
> trying to do most of the book keeping myself so I can hand stuff on to my
> accountant in a good state of readiness for him to produce full and formal
> accounts, thus saving his time and my money.
> I have a large quantity of data entered into GnuCash but am struggling with
> my 'Recoverable Costs' account. I run a lettings agency and if I spend
> money on behalf of a client then the amount is listed as a 'recoverable
> cost' in this account, which is then charged on to the customer.
> One of the headings at the top of this account is "Type", and for each
> transaction it will have either a "?", "P" or "I" in it. I can change these
> by clicking on them but they sometimes won't change back and there seems to
> be a relationship between these and other transactions elsewhere in
> GnuCash, whereby some of the transactions in the 'Recoverable Costs'
> account when given a particular "Type" then can't be changed elsewhere.

No, this is no asset account. Only A/P and A/R have this column and you
should usually not manually change them.

Please read
to understand the fundamentals of invoicing in GnuCash.

> At the moment this is a nuisance as I have some transactions which now seem
> to be fixed and not changeable. However I understand that this
> functionality probably relates to an accountancy practice and if I
> understood what was going on then I could make it work to my advantage.
> Is anyone able to help me by posting a link to an explanation of what is
> going on? Thanks!
> Oli.


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