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Re: Thoughts on payment handling in 1.4.x

The other thing this would allow would be for a general journal report
(a description of every transaction in chronological order of entry)
with payments appearing in the proper places.

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

On 4/26/07, Charley Tiggs <..hidden..> wrote:
Chris Travers wrote:
> Hi all;
> 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.


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