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For questions related to the GnuCash personal and small-business financial-accounting software freely licensed under the GNU GPL. As this is a personal finance site, questions about usage of the software are preferred over technology-related questions.

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'temporary' USD prices in the Price Database

I've been exploring my GnuCash data and noticed something I can't explain. In the Price Database, under Currencies->USD, I have 18 entries for a currency named after the fund VFIAX. All 18 have the ...
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Using gnucash First Time Error [closed]

I have started gnucash for the first time in macbook without opening any file and now I cannot seem to open any existing file. I have made repeated attempts to discard and reopen the program.
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Automatically combine transfers between my own accounts

I am using Gnucash for personal use, as a new user, and whilst I have managed to arrange my accounts as I wish I have an issue with importing my bank transaction data. With my bank I have a set up ...
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Is there a gallery with templates for budget reports for Gnucash?

Is there a gallery with templates for budget reports for Gnucash? Even better if they are ADHD-friendly and dislexya-friendly. The standard budget reports are very hard to read.
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Creating past transactions without affecting current checking account balance

I have started to use GnuCash as my main accounting software and I have created a brand new file with my current checking account balance. What I would like to do now is insert my past 2 months ...
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How to account for a transfer that includes a liability

I have been trying to figure out how to use GnuCash / double-entry accounting in order to correctly enter the following situation: I have asset accounts for my bank account and for 529 accounts for my ...
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GnuCash still being developed for Mac?

Is GnuCash still being developed for Mac? I am installing for 12.4, and it seems to work.
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Gnucash checkbook columns shrunk too far. Cannot get them back!

I'm working in my checkbook register in gnucash. The column headings are in green, with black vertical lines separating them. The black vertical lines between Date and Num, Num and Description, and ...
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Gnucash Asset Chart - Change 'End Date' to 'Yesterday' rather than 'Today'

I would like to have an asset chart to end on 'Yesterday' rather than 'Today'. I update equities based on yesterday's close value. Is there a way of hacking the scheme report code to relative . ...
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Possible to split a transaction (already) in the "generic import transaction matcher"?

Is it possible to split a multi-account transaction (already) in the "generic import transaction matcher" - or only post-import, "manually" ? It seems really strange that that ...
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How to establish your (yearly) savings rate in GnuCash?

Title says it all... pretty much. Maybe this exercise is really simple and this question a bit silly: I'd guess it's simply the sum of all expenses (i.e. expense accounts) over the sum of all income, ...
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How do I record a purchase of gas in a gnucash chart of accounts?

Complete beginner here. Eyes sore and brain bent from reading. My question too basic for anyone to answer it seems. It is this: I start off with the new chart of accounts. I spend $50 on gas. How ...
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How to track business mileage in GnuCash?

I have a small business which involves some driving to clients using my personal vehicle. I track both my individual auto expenses and my mileage in GNUCash but so far have only been using the ...
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GnuCash find transactions by account

I often have to find transactions by account, e.g. I want to find when transactions for "Auto:Fuel" in my credit card account. If I'm in my credit card register and do "Find Transaction&...
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GnuCash: How to build a custom report to show "fixed" vs. "variable" expenses?

I'd like to group expenses into "fixed" (e.g. rent) vs. "variable" (e.g. restaurants) expenses in a report, i.e. probably pick a couple of "accounts" and group them ...
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How do you change the name of the Bottom Line on the eguile Balance Sheet report?

I like the layout of the report accessed through Reports->Assets and Liabilities->Balance Sheet using eguile-gnc. But I don't like that at the end of the report, after Total Retained Earnings, ...
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What happens to the Equity::Opening Balances account over time?

I took the advice of others here and the docs when I started my GNC instance a few years ago. For the first year of operation, I chucked everything I discovered I hadn't yet tracked into Equity::...
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GNUcash: How can I add a liability payment to an asset account? (ex: I pay a personal loan of mine and someone reimburses me for it)

I have a personal loan that I pay out of my checking account and my parents reimburse me for this loan. I also share subscription services (netflix, hulu,etc) and phone bill with them and I pay for ...
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Gnucash: Balance Sheet Shows Imbalance Amount

I've been running this GNC file for over two years now. I close the books each year so that I can get YTD totals out of expense & income accounts. (see here). I have one prior year closing for ...
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Tracking realized gain in GnuCash

Let's begin with an example: I have 1000 RUB. Then I buy 10 USD with an exchange rate of 60 RUB/USD, so I have 400 RUB and 10 USD. And after that I sell 10 USD for 80 RUB/USD, so I have 1200 RUB. What ...
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Adding an Expense subaccount in a budget in Gnucash

I am learning Gnucash to do my household finances. You can easily add subaccounts to a parent account in Gnucash, but I can't figure out how to do it in a budget. When you create a new budget, it has ...
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Balance-dependent scheduled transactions in Gnucash

Is it possible to schedule transaction in Gnucash, where the amount is not fixed at scheduling time or entered manually each time, but calculated automatically? For example, automatically transfer 5% ...
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Gnucash: Is there a way to flag a transaction?

When I'm reconciling my accounts it would be very useful if I could flag/mark a transaction. I'm not talking about using the R field. Perhaps another column that would let me mark the transaction as ...
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Gnucash: Why does the balance sheet report list positions with zero balances?

I am using GnuCash 4.8. I have opened the "Balance Sheet" report and in Options deselected "Include accounts with zero total balances". I have a brokerage account that hold some ...
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settling VAT in gnucash

I don't think I completely get how gnucash handles VAT. I'd like to settle the VAT account in gnucash. Each quarter the governments sends a bill of the total VAT owed (VAT on sales - VAT on purchases) ...
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How can I delete multiple accounts in a batch in GnuCash? [duplicate]

How can I delete multiple accounts from a batch in GnuCash? I want to delete several accounts that I created to run some tests.
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In GnuCash, how can I create a line item in an invoice that uses an expense account as the transfer account instead of an income account?

I am a freelancer; some of my clients pay me as an employee and some as a contractor. I have separate expense accounts for expenses I incur as a contractor and as an employee because as an employee, ...
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Recover gnucash mysql database transactions following cancelled import

I aborted (cancelled) an import of a small QIF file (< 50 records), and when cancelled that import fairly far along in the import dialog (the import seemed to be taking extremely long compared to ...
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Show net gain/loss for particular stock

For a particular stock that has been bought and sold a few times, is there a way to view the net gain or loss, rather than the piece-meal capital gains or losses? I found that only the current net ...
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Problems with first OFX transaction download to gnucash after using Quicken for years

I have been using Quicken for home and business for years to keep my one man office books. It does everything I need, especially auto-population of bank transactions in register for preparing ...
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What are the implications of "Change transaction contains a reconciled split?"

I am reviewing my GnuCash books. I see that back in January, my bookkeeper typed the wrong payee name when she entered a transaction. When I try to correct the payee name, I get this message: Change ...
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How can I restore a deleted column in gnuCash? [closed]

How can I restore the column, quite distressing The Withdrawal column is missing in my checking account, dragging the lines between R or Deposit does not restore the Withdrawal column gnuCash 4.6
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Gnucash chart of accounts CSV import gives error message, stock 'accounts' not imported

I am a corporate IT veteran from the financial industry with some QA experience and a Gnucash newbie. I am working on my chart of accounts setup in an iterative manner: I make adjustments to my ...
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QIF import not matching to existing transactions (Payee contains appended information)

I am downloading my banking transactions and importing into GnuCash (v3.11) via QIF. I have set up auto scheduled payments that are not being matched to imported transactions. GnuCash only seems to ...
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OFX Import in GNUCash suddenly not working anymore

I have not changed my process to generate my OFX file from my bank's pdf+csv. It worked fine last month. This time, when I try to import my ofx file, GNUCash asks me to match the account again for ...
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Possible Bug with GNUCash - GNUCash cannot see/open files in OneDrive

I am wondering if anyone has encountered - or has a possible solution to - this bug I have found. I usually store my GNUCash file in OneDrive. However, with the new update of OneDrive, GNUCash cannot ...
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Can I open multiple Gnucash account tabs at once?

I have an investment parent account with more than a dozen subaccounts, one for each ticker symbol. When I go to reconcile a statement, I've been opening the subaccounts one at a time - i.e., I open ...
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Filtering Profit & Loss Report with GnuCash

I am using GnuCash v3.11 (I'm still on Windows 7) I am tracking multiple entities (personal, wife's business, my small businesses, children, etc...) in one chart of accounts since they share Banking ...
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Setting up and tracking internal funds in a double-entry system for personal finances

I am trying to properly set up some internal funds in a double-entry context for personal finances. For example, I have a Home Improvement fund to which some variable amount of money may be added ...
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GNU cash - will automatically duplicate transaction

Hi sir can you please help us, our problem is whenever i add an income (not only income but also all other sales like acount) transaction , it will automatically duplicate this particular transaction ...
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How do I merge deposits to Checking/Savings into a split transaction for Salary in GnuCash?

I just started using GnuCash for personal use and am just as new to accounting, other than some college courses decades ago. I am able to import Checking and Savings transactions from my credit union (...
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Using functions e.g. round in GnuCash Scheduled Transaction

I use scheduled transactions in GnuCash and it works, even with user input. What I am missing, that when I enter a user input for a scheduled transaction and use this value in a calculation then I ...
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Gnucash OFX import transaction dates are wrong?

I have exported transaction data from my credit card company in OFX format. When I import it into Gnucash, the dates that show for the transactions are off by a day or two compared to the dates on my ...
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Not tracking cash, paying for others

I am new to GnuCash. I don't want to track cash money. Money withdrawn from the bank account should be considered spent. I have an Expenses:Cash account for this. Now I have the situation that I payed ...
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How to track money used for shared expenses against a personal loan?

I've recently (3 months ago as of writing this) got into proper double entry bookkeeping for my personal finances. I've been using GnuCash, though this pertains more to double entry practices than ...
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Correcting a transaction -- Gnucash won't let me do it [duplicate]

I have been experimenting with splitting transactions so posted a question about it on this forum. The answer I received did the trick and I can now split transactions just fine. The trouble I'm ...
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Splitting a transaction difficulty

I'm using Gnucash to keep track of my personal finances and am new to the program. I've been trying to learn how to split a transaction and it simply isn't working. Here's what I've done so far: I ...
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GNUCash — Adding Namespace Item to Price Editor

In the Price Editor in GNUCash you have to choose from a list of seven items: Currencies, All non-currencies, AMEX, EUREX, FUND, NASDAQ and NYSE. Is there any way of adding an item to this list? I ...
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GNUCash Totals On Expense Chart

Is there anyway of getting the totals of each bar in the Expense Cart in GNUcash? Each bar is broken up into different accounts by color, see screen shot below, and you can get the numbers for each ...
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In GnuCash How to sort credit before debit

Is there a way to sort credit before debit for the same day? It seems the order is by time of entry, I understand that I can cheating it by entering credit first, but sometimes it's not possible, so ...
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