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  1. A series of related ideas that will improve register readability and create a tagging mechanism


    1. Add a notes column (narrow by default) to the "main" register display line. Monitors are wider and adding a narrow column should not hamper those who prefer double-line mode to see notes. But allowing for a notes field effectively doubles the number of transaction per screen for those for whom seeing notes is important. I have modified my source code to accomplish this, the chnage is trivial to implement.


    2. Allow users to associate a foreground color with an account, that color whould be used for the acount name when displayed in a register. By allocating different colors to different types…

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  2. Provide an archive function

    From what I can tell, the only way to effectively do an archive is to open a new account -- pick the day you want to start "as of", then place the opening balance that the account had as of that date. Then copy over the transactions into the new account. The "old" account would have all transaction before the "as of" date, and the "new" account would have all the transaction after the as of date. It's a lot of work. An archive function would be so much nicer. That way, I could get rid of transactions that are…

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  3. transaction status "pending"


    1. In addition to "n", "c" and "y" in the status indicator, I would like a "p" for pending. I understand I would have to manually mark the "pending" transactions myself. I would like for GnuCash to change "p" transactions to a "c" during a successful import match just like they change "n" transactions to "c" now.

    2. I would like to have a function that would show me a Bank-Agrees-with-Me-Balance or QuickBalance that calculates a balance by reading transactions beginning on a date I choose or since the last Reconciliation, and goes through the latest transaction. Bank-Agrees-with-Me-Balance would exclude "n" transactions…
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  4. Save report configurations, the style sheets, and general options relating to that db in the db. (Acc period, business name)

    Some users want to have multiple gnucash databases and that they be portable. This means that certain options should be saved in or with the .gnucash file.
    eg.
    1. Accounting period.
    2. Currency
    3. Saved report configs
    4. Style sheets.

    I would like to completely separate my gnucash databases
    But at present gnucash is almost unusable because of the disparity in what is saved to where. It doesnt allow for multiple gnucash files for different organisations.

    Especially if I am setting it up to be used by someone else eventually.

    I set up a report for my club ( images…

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  5. A Security Ageing Report for determining Short/Long Term Capital Gains

    An Ageing report for securities to determine Capital Gains - both Long / Short term.
    Some Securities may be classified as 365 days for LTCG, others 3/5 years. Settings for securities may be set in the security editor itself when creating the security. eg Shares have 1 year as LTCG, Mutual Funds have 3 years as LTCG, Bonds have varying terms, etc

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  6. Allow batch export/printing of files associated with expenses/transactions over time range

    One feature I utilize extensively is the "associate file with transaction", so that I have proof of an expense which I deduct against my income. However, for the benefit of someone ever being audited, one should be able to export a year of expenses, and have the receipts automatically labeled and exported in a graphical manner too. I currently use a set of python scripts I wrote to:
    1) Determine the transactions that occur over my desired range (i.e. Jan. 1 2016 to Dec. 31 2016).
    2) Converts the file for each receipt to a PDF with image magick, and…

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  7. Provide spreadsheet data extraction API

    A method to allow a spreadsheet (MS Excel or OO Calc) to extract specific data from specific accounts, such that the spreadsheet can be used to provide different views of the available data.
    For instance, I use GnuCash to keep track of my investment properties, but the only way I could figure to set up the accounts is by what each account was for (Expenses > Maintenance; Expenses > Bank Transfer Fees; etc.), with each property having a sub-account (Expenses > Maintenance > Property 1; Expenses > Maintenance > Property 2; etc.). Thus, I can't gather together from within GnuCash…

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  8. Allow pasting of passwords for Online Account Actions (HBCI)

    In preor versions credentials could be pasted in the confirmation dialogs. This feature made it convenient for the use of password managing programs which store secure passwords. Having to enter a password manually discurages the user to use secure passwords for their online accounts.

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  9. vendor account numbers

    In Vendor setup allow for an account number.
    If you do business often with a vendor you have an account number. This should be stored with the vendor information and appear automatically on an new bill when that vendor is called up. It should also appear on any payment made to that vendor.

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  10. resend donation for gnucash

    can we resend a donation done to gnucash in argenta bank to bank wich dont have internet transfert services in algeria

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  11. If I am editing a Transaction and I press the "Escape" Key, my pending edits are discarded.

    If I am editing a Transaction and I press the "Escape" Key, my pending edits are discarded.

    I can use this if I accidently make an edit

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  12. Add an ability to set the fraction traded to smaller than 1/1000000000

    There are plenty of crypto currencies where the smallest denomination is less than the current limit. (E.g. ETH on Ethereum blockchain has 1e-18 and so do many tokens there).

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  13. addition of addition columns in account form

    I am happy gnucash user for last 6 years for small business. use it effectively for invoicing,tds etc. I also manage my Fixed Deposit accounts, bonds etc. It would be good to have extra columns to accomodate FD date,Maturity Date, interest rate, Interest periodicity. Now i put some of these in account code,desc,memo and run a custome report.. export to excel and use that for income tax income projection.

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  14. Enlarge Arrows to Change Month

    In the date dialog box, the arrows on each side of the month should be enlarged. Many times when I click on an arrow, the dialog box disappears and the focus returns to the current month shown in the box.

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  15. Better sorting of scheduled transaction

    Currently, scheduled trx editor sorts by next booking, even including non-active trx. I suggest that:
    - Non-active trx are moved to the end of the list.
    - Sorting order is saved (in the sense of e.g. alphabetcially descending)

    The second item would be more important to me, but the first one is a nuissance too. Most of my inactive trx are quite old, so the "next transaction" is way in the past and therefore much earlier than any active trx, resulting in a long list of inactive trx, before I get to anything relevant.

    Alternatively, I would suggest to allow…

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  16. Pre-fill descriptions in post invoice dialog box

    When posting an invoice the user is prompted to enter the post date, due date, transaction number and description/memo.

    This idea is to pre-populate the description with data already entered in the invoice details. Users would be able to select invoice data, vendor name/number, invoice number, due dates, job name, customer name/number, customer charge back, billing ID etc etc

    This pre-populating will reduce data entry when posting the invoice to the general ledger

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  17. CSV Import to Liability Account - Column Naming for Debit/Credit

    I import transactions from my CC statements and LOC accounts by using exported CSV files. The import dialog uses the terms "Withdrawal" and "Deposit" to indicate whether the transaction was a debit or credit. I found the terms a bit ambiguous when it referred to a liability account because, in my mind, a withdrawal could indicate a decrease in credit and a deposit could indicate an increase in credit.

    I recommend that it should be possible to choose the wording for these column headings to debit/credit and that when a liability account is chosen the transactions are properly added as…

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  18. saving

    In Quicken there is the possiblitiy to tell the program that you would like to spent less money on a specific category. It would be nice GnuCash would give an alert if you spent "too much" for a specific category.

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  19. Set the default frequency of scheduled transactions to monthly

    99% of my scheduled transactions are on a monthly basis and almost never do I use a daily scheduled transaction.

    It makes sense (if others' usage is similar to mine) to either set the default frequency for these scheduled transactions to "Monthly" or (if my usage is not similar) to either (a) have a preference to set or (b) keep track of whatever was used last and make that the default for the next one.

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  20. How To: Remove Entries from Recent File History List

    After searching forever and finding no answers, but seeing other people also ask ... the question remains, how to remove the history of opened accounts, say for example you have several test accounts in various locations or named the same ... example: business.gncash, but 3 versions... obviously it's very helpful to remove what is not currently used or named unique.

    Most people use Windows right ?

    Open regedit (type regedit in the run box, press ok)
    Open HKEYCURRENTUSER
    Expand Software then GSettings then org then gnucash
    Click on the History folder to see a list of names and…

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