2

I have a problem with ledger-cli while trying to transfer money between accounts with currency conversion.

I have following record in ledger:

2020/09/04 * Transfer
  Assets:Monzo                               -149.73 GBP
  Assets:Nest                                 738.00 PLN

When I run ledger -f file.ledger reg "Assets:Nest" I get Error: Incorrect use of thousand-mark period. I don't use --decimal-comma.

Any idea what could cause the problem?

9
  • 4
    This is a question about programming and not personal finance and money. I vote to close. – Dilip Sarwate Sep 24 '20 at 15:40
  • 6
    @DilipSarwate This is a question about the usage of a personal finance tool. It is on-topic. – Ben Miller - Remember Monica Sep 24 '20 at 16:07
  • @BenMiller-RememberMonica We have disagreed on this kind of issue in the past and I expect that we will continue to do so in the future too. – Dilip Sarwate Sep 24 '20 at 16:22
  • 5
    @DilipSarwate this question is not about programming, it's about personal finance tool as it was tagged with ledger-cli. The regular programming stackoverflow forum don't have tag "ledger-cli" because it's not programming language, nor tool. – Navidot Sep 24 '20 at 20:29
  • 1
    @DilipSarwate not being deliberately contrary, but "there's a comma for a period somewhere else in the file" was in fact what I was thinking... – AakashM Sep 25 '20 at 15:27
4

I managed to solve the problem, thanks to Martin from Ledger-cli Google mailing group. One of the records in the ledger was corrupted, I used comma instead of dot:

2019/07/31 * Hosting
  Assets:Nest                                 -73,80 GBP
  Assets:Reimbursements                        

The correct form is:

2019/07/31 * Hosting
  Assets:Nest                                 -73.80 GBP
  Assets:Reimbursements                        

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.