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Proposal for 1.4: New fields for journal entries: effective_start date and effective_end date

Hi all;

While I am refactoring the database, I'd like to add fields which
would make it possible to eventually automate deferred and unearned
income adjustments.  To this effect, I would like to add
effective_start and effective_end to the journal entry table.  These
would be optional and if not provided, default to the post date of the
journal entry.

An addon could then calculate and post adjustments to the books to
adjust (and reverse adjustments) the amounts of unearned or deferred
income and expense so that, for example, end of month reports could
show actual accrued income and expenses rather than posted income and
expenses.  The add-on would be developed later but the logic would be
pretty simple and so such an add-on shouldn't be hard to write.

Any feedback?

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers