In previous humble attempts to learning-the-ropes of household accounting (in conventional spreadsheet software) I used to have a column to hold the name of the counter-party, e.g. the supermarket chain or cafe or retail store etc.
gnucash, options seem to be limited to what's already given (version 2.4.10 in Sept. 2013), namely and mainly
- "amount" and the optional
see, for instance, here. As I don't have any practical use for the
num column, I intend to use it as my
name-of-counterparty column: luckily, it accepts alphanumeric characters, so it seems to do the trick.
Otherwise, I could open sub-accounts for my regular cafes and the chuck all occassional one-off cafes into a common account. But that seems over the top...
By making use of the (dormant)
num column I can instead keep track of the cafes in which I drank most coffee (beancounters' delight! ;).
- Can you see anything wrong with my reasoning?
- Or would you say this is a legitimate / good use of the