I have a bunch of expense transaction on the same date. I would like to
reorder them. Can I do it?
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I was on holidays at the time of this recent thread and didn't respond.
If I recall correctly, I was surprised when it was said that using the Num
field didn't work as that should definitely work.
The register by default orders transactions by Date, then Num (Action).
This is the Action field on the transaction line, not split lines.
If you are already using the Num field for something, you can also prefix
your data in the Num field with a number and a space, and then the
transactions are sorted by the date and then the number before the space. To
me, this is much easier than duplicating transactions.
As it is only the action field on the transaction that is used, if you wish
to order registers for different accounts (say for transfers between bank
accounts), you may be able to use creative numbers in order the get the
required sequence in multiple registers.
I too would be interested in the mystery solution.
Personally I use the 24hour time without a separator—e.g. 5:32pm becomes 1732.
To distinguish times from other numbers I use “T” at the end, thus: 1732T
However, this breaks if there are actual numbers to enter like from a check. I have so few of those, it isn’t an issue, mileage may vary for others.
Unfortunately, you can’t combine times with other numbers because any non-numeric character causes GC to stop sorting. So you can’t put hyphens or spaces to separate times from other types of transaction numbers.
It would be nice if an extra field for either ORDER or TIME were implemented just for this situation. It is especially annoying due to some GC features defaulting to placing their entries at the beginning of a day rather than the same order as a manually entered transaction. This will produce some negative or reverse balance conditions on occasion that never existed in real life.
> On Oct 16, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Maf. King <[hidden email]> wrote:
> On Monday, 16 October 2017 16:18:49 BST baneeishaque wrote:
>> Solved the problem in aneasier way...
> OK. I'll bite.
> What is the easier way? Others in the future might benefit from your method?
> BTW, happy to hear that you found a solution.
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