Buying stock does not withdraw the money from source-account

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Buying stock does not withdraw the money from source-account

Daniel Kraft-4
Hi!

First of all:  Sorry for this - probably - very basic question, but I
wasn't able to find a sufficient answer in the gnucash documentations.

I'm trying to buy some stock shares with gnucash (2.0.1) - if, for
instance, I enter this transaction to the stock account:

100 shares, price 1$, from Assets:Bank

The stock account is updated correctly - I get 100 shares, and "Buy"
gets a value of 100$.  However, in the Assets:Bank account, there isn't
a number in either the Deposit nor the Credit column - therefore, I do
not get any money credited from my bank account, while still getting my
stock shares!

What am I doing or understanding wrong here?

Many thanks in advance!
Yours,
Daniel Kraft
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Re: Buying stock does not withdraw the money from source-account

Derek Atkins
you're probably hitting http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=116353
where your locale currency is not the same as the currency you want for
the transaction.  Read the bug report for workarounds (create the initial
transaction from the Bank account and then go and edit it from the stock
account).

-derek

Quoting Daniel Kraft <[hidden email]>:

> Hi!
>
> First of all:  Sorry for this - probably - very basic question, but I
> wasn't able to find a sufficient answer in the gnucash documentations.
>
> I'm trying to buy some stock shares with gnucash (2.0.1) - if, for
> instance, I enter this transaction to the stock account:
>
> 100 shares, price 1$, from Assets:Bank
>
> The stock account is updated correctly - I get 100 shares, and "Buy"
> gets a value of 100$.  However, in the Assets:Bank account, there isn't
> a number in either the Deposit nor the Credit column - therefore, I do
> not get any money credited from my bank account, while still getting my
> stock shares!
>
> What am I doing or understanding wrong here?
>
> Many thanks in advance!
> Yours,
> Daniel Kraft
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Re: Buying stock does not withdraw the money from source-account

Daniel Kraft-4
Derek Atkins wrote:
> you're probably hitting http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=116353
> where your locale currency is not the same as the currency you want for
> the transaction.  Read the bug report for workarounds (create the initial
> transaction from the Bank account and then go and edit it from the stock
> account).

Well, yes, this seems to be it!  I was trying to buy the stock in a
"foreign" currency!

Thank you!
Yours,
Daniel Kraft
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