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  1. Allow for transaction delays

    The idea here would be to use an account for funds in flight, allowing you to account for the delays between financial institutions.

    You would go into the Transfer Funds menu and it would have a tick mark for "delay". When this is ticked, another option called "Date Received" appears. If it has a different date, GnuCash would create TWO transactions. One which goes from account_from to Limbo, and another which goes from Limbo to account_to.

    Ideally these transactions would be linked such that a change in the amount or description would also reflect in the other accounts.

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    • Business Quote Facility

      It would be nice from the business aspect of the program to be able to put together a quote for a customer, and then convert that quote to an invoice if accepted.

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      • Change DBI test for mysql to allow proper read-only

        Currently Mysql DBI back-end requires too permissive "grants" on database. There is a Read-only tick-box but it seems to require Update, insert and delete on database. also "locking" is achieved trough a table in said database where-as mysql already has "locking" facilities for its tables. i would like to be able to add a Select+execute only user so i can say give access to an accountant without giving write access...risking data corruption by 3rd party.

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        • I'd like use the last version (3.4) in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but I couldn't compile the system... How I can use this last version?

          I'd like to use the last version (3.4) in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but I couldn't compile the system... How I can use this last version?

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          • Add user levels access (username/password), Setting MySql or Postgresql Database

            Need user level access, with username and password.

            Need database setting, for administrator only, not for all users. This is very important, to make database secure from all users access.

            Thank you

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            • Save read-only status in the "recent" entries

              when you use "open" you can specify "read-only" seems to work fine but... it looks like its not saving that in the "recent" entries. which means you need to redo all the path all-over again every time with the open if this would be saved with the "recent" entry it would be very very nice. Also along those lines . it would be nice to document that to create a read only access you need to "grant" insert update and delete to db.gnclock and select to db.*

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              • Allow csv import of historical quotes

                Ever since the online quotes support ended, update stock prices has become a tedious process. The user must go through the gui, find each stock and enter each price one at a time.

                Yahoo and others allow users to export stock information to a .csv file. Provide a mechanism to allow users to import stock prices from a .csv file. Perhaps something similar to how users can now import transaction data from .csv.

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                • packaging with appimage

                  Hi, please consider packaging gnucash with appimage (https://appimage.org/) to simplify packaging across different linux distros.

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                  • Import Quicken Data Files

                    Although the documentation claims GnuCash can import QFX and / or QIF files, it cannot. I exported one Quicken account file (a brokerage firm account file containing stocks, cash "category" / "account" mutual funds and annuities. For the QFX import, a blank "Generic Import transaction matcher" window appears. Clicking the "OK" button does nothing. Clicking the close window gadget closes the window but nothing appears in the main window. No new account.

                    For QIF, paging through numerous panes makes it look like the import is happening until the final "QIF Import" pane after the "Book" options panel selections are made.…

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                    • Change the "red line" to a hard date instead of "x days back in time."

                      This allows one to close a period, disabling changes to a register after a certain date. Right now, the red line floats a certain number of days in the past, which is helpful, but doesn't allow one to "hard-close" a reporting period.

                      Nice, but not as critical, would be the ability to set a different red line for individual accounts (each of which is no earlier than the books-wide, master red line).

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                      • Spanish translation

                        I would like a spanish version. I'm able to help with it if you like. Thank you.

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                        • sync data across multiple devices

                          We should be able to sync data across multiple devices. This would enable users to add entries as and when they occur and will also improve the convenience

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                          • Swap coulmns as needed

                            Would it be possible to exchange the position of columns as needed? I can do this with Excel and LibreCalc. This would be helpful because I could make each transaction register appears with the columns the same way as my physical register.

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                            • Merge several transactions into a single split transaction (and the other way around)

                              Sometimes you initially expect several transactions from/to the same payee. For example, you expect the monthly rent payment from a tenant, (which may be you have entered as a scheduled transaction) but in month M he/she also has to pay for some yearly tax (which, again, may exist as a separate scheduled transaction). But he/she decides to make a single bank transfer for the total. In such cases, it would be very convenient to have the possibility to select the two transactions and merge them into a single one so that the list of transactions in the bank account remains…

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                              • Allow for multiple companies (subsidiaries), and for consolidated accounting

                                This is a variation of another user's suggestion, except it does not address variable reporting periods among the various companies. I believe this is therefore a simpler feature case.

                                The user creates a single chart of accounts, but for each transaction, create an additional column of data: the company.

                                Then, for reports, have a check box which presents: a) all transactions, b) only transactions for company 'n'. For example, if the user creates 2 companies, three reports are possible, "Company 1", "Company 2", and a consolidated report.

                                Post a transaction which impacts retained earnings?: the company column value would carry…

                                23 votes
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                                • Add keyboard shortcut for "show/hide hidden accounts" in Accounts view

                                  Currently this takes five mouse clicks: View > Filter By > Other > Show hidden accounts > OK. A shortcut like Ctrl-H would be helpful.

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                                  • renaming rules or list

                                    When importing transactions in QFX format, create renaming rules that, once created, automatically change the payee name to a "friendly name" of your choosing, so that when "CITY, ST, 9999, WAL-SAMS Wal Su" comes in, it is always recognized in imported simply as "Walmart"

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                                    • Allow us to remove the num column, as many of us don't use it, so it just takes up space.

                                      Allow us to remove the num column from various screen, as many of us don't use it, so it just takes up space.

                                      Even better: let us choose exactly which columns we want to display. e.g. under 'scheduled transactions', it makes sense to display the amounts involved, instead of having to view each one separately.

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                                      • Every entered transaction should have to be balanced

                                        In professional accounting there's no reason for being able to enter a transaction that is not balancing. The standard behaviour of Gnucash should be that a transaction cannot be recorded until it balances.

                                        If the user is not sure how to account a transaction, it's better if the user themselve (sic!) accounts the transaction against a temporary "unbalanced" account. Having Gnucash doing so automatically makes the accounting much more error prone.

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                                        • Sync android app with desktop

                                          My request is a way to sync the app with the desktop version. I input data via my pc as it is much easier, but then I would like to sync my app to the desktop versoon so I can quickly check balances. As gnu cash lacks such a sync feature, I would switch to a different app if not for gnucash being the only app with sub accounts

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