[GNC] New Imbalance-XXX Behavior

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Mon May 31 10:44:25 EDT 2021

The existence of an Imbalance account means you have an error in a 
transaction.  So you should fix it and empty it..

Sent using my mobile device. Please excuse any typos.
On May 31, 2021 10:34:48 AM "D. via gnucash-user" 
<gnucash-user at gnucash.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have noticed a new behavior in regards to the automatic creation of 
> entries to Imbalance-XXX (in my case,  Imbalance-USD).
> When I first started using Gnucash, I found the creation of a top level 
> imbalance account to be additional unwanted clutter to my Chart of 
> Accounts. I found, by sheer coincidence, that I could move the top level 
> account into a different area of my CoA (in my case, a top level 
> placeholder called Special Accounts, which includes a number of these types 
> of accounts), and Gnucash would use that newly-situated Imbalance-XXX 
> account for all new automatically-created imbalance entries.
> Alas, this is no more. In my most recent session, I have found that Gnucash 
> has decided that it must ALWAYS use a top level Imbalance account for these 
> entries. I find the concomitant clutter of my books annoying.
> This is disappointing. Does anyone know why this behavior has changed, and 
> is there any point to submitting a bug request to have the previous 
> behavior restored?
> David T.
> Gnucash user since 2005
> Current: GC 4.5 on Windows 10
> ??
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