[GNC] The red line -- why not by date?

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[GNC] The red line -- why not by date?

Stan Brown
Looking at this bug report
https://bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=795831
I was reminded of a question I had while entering all my historical data
in GC.

This concerns the red line, File » Properties » Accounts » threshold for
read-only.

Why is the red line set for a number of days in the past, rather than a
date? Surely it makes more sense to say "no changes to transactions
before 1 January 2018" than to say "no change to transactions X or more
days ago". Not only do we have to calculate how many days ago our freeze
date was, but the red line _moves_ every day, and we have to re-set it
every day. This makes it significantly harder to use than it could be.

Or if there's some reason for setting "no transactions before X days
ago, could we add the option of setting the red line by date and having
it stay at that date?

(I'm still in 2.6.19, because as a Windows user the reported bugs have
scared me off from upgrading so far. Maybe the red line CAN be set by
date in release 3.x?)

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Regards,
Stan Brown
Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://BrownMath.com
http://OakRoadSystems.com
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Re: [GNC] The red line -- why not by date?

Adrien Monteleone-2
The reverse is also true. Someone wanting transactions older than say 90 days to be read only would have to change the date every day if it were a specific date setting.

As of 3.2 it is still a # of days setting, not a date.

I see the utility of both.

Perhaps file an RFE?

Regards,
Adrien

> On Aug 9, 2018, at 4:06 AM, Stan Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Looking at this bug report
> https://bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=795831
> I was reminded of a question I had while entering all my historical data
> in GC.
>
> This concerns the red line, File » Properties » Accounts » threshold for
> read-only.
>
> Why is the red line set for a number of days in the past, rather than a
> date? Surely it makes more sense to say "no changes to transactions
> before 1 January 2018" than to say "no change to transactions X or more
> days ago". Not only do we have to calculate how many days ago our freeze
> date was, but the red line _moves_ every day, and we have to re-set it
> every day. This makes it significantly harder to use than it could be.
>
> Or if there's some reason for setting "no transactions before X days
> ago, could we add the option of setting the red line by date and having
> it stay at that date?
>
> (I'm still in 2.6.19, because as a Windows user the reported bugs have
> scared me off from upgrading so far. Maybe the red line CAN be set by
> date in release 3.x?)
>
> --
> Regards,
> Stan Brown
> Tompkins County, New York, USA
> http://BrownMath.com
> http://OakRoadSystems.com
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