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Re: Thoughts on payment handling in 1.4.x
- Subject: Re: Thoughts on payment handling in 1.4.x
- From: Charley Tiggs <..hidden..>
- Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 19:27:38 -0400
Chris Travers wrote:
I have been thinking a great deal about the data organization of
financial transactions for 1.4 even though we are not there yet. I
think we can all agree we need to have a central table which tracks
every financial transaction and which other tables may join to. I
would propose that this table should be equivalent to the General
Journal of paper-based accounting systems and it would replace the
current gl table.
In most cases, the journal table would be very similar in structure to
the current GL table, but I have one question: should we give
payments their own journal entries? I would think the answer would be
yes, and then have a table which handles the many-many relationship
between payment entries and other entries.
What do other people think?
I support having payments have their own entries. There've been several
cases recently from a code standpoint where it would have been simpler
if they had been separate.