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Re: Monthly Billings Report ? (How much business did we book/Invoice during month X)

Geert Janssens-4
Op vrijdag 23 februari 2018 09:50:02 CET schreef Colin Law:

> On 22 February 2018 at 18:36, Fran_3 via gnucash-user <
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> [hidden email]> wrote:
> >  Scott,
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> > Thanks for your comments. As I mentioned to Adrien, I don't think I'm
> > going to charge off and start developing my own gnuCash queries using any
> > tool. We are going to just use it out of the box and develop work-arrounds
> > where necessary
>
> In that case I don't think there is any point doing anything other than
> sticking to the default XML format.
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The only benefit is the very reason the sql backend was initially developed:
you no longer risk loosing data because you forgot to save. This comes with an
immediated drawback as well: as gnucash has no undo, you can't go back to a
previous (automatic) backup when something went wrong. Whether this benefit
weighs up against the drawback is of course personal decision to make.


Geert


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RE: Date changes

parakrama
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Hi Brown

It seems to be working.

Thank you for supporting.


Parakrama Weerasinghe

-----Original Message-----
From: Stan Brown [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:39 AM
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Cc: GnuCash User List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: Date changes


On 2018-02-19 09:22, [hidden email] wrote:

> I downloaded Gnucash on 17th and tried to record transactions from
> last year. However I found that the system does not show any date
> before YESTERDAY, 17TH February 2018.
>
> My requirement is to record transaction from July 2017 and update upto
> now
>
> Can someone tell me how to record backdated transactions and use it?
Hi. New user here, but I'll jump in.

I'm not sure what you mean by "does not show any date before". When you enter transactions, you ENTER a date. Sure, it shows you a date by default, but don't have to use that. Just highlight the date shown, and enter 2017-07-15 or whatever (in your date format).

There's a nice shortcut. In Edit ยป Preferences, on the Date/Tie tab, select the last radio button, "in a sliding 12-month window" and select
8 for "this many months before the current month." Then you can enter a date as 7-15 (for example, but use your format) and it will supply 2017 because the "window" runs from 8 months before now to 4 months after now.

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Stan Brown
Tompkins County, New York, USA
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