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Re: workflow broken in 1.3

We run into this as well.

I'm not sure exactly what makes AP transactions end up in the Draft 
Approval screen, while AR transactions get posted immediately, but 
that's probably the most useful solution that's not far from being 
workable -- making recurring AR invoices and transactions not post 

With AP, I end up with a bunch of transactions in Transaction Approval 
-> Drafts -> AP, where I can edit them before posting. Is this because 
they are AP instead of AR, or transactions instead of invoices? Don't 
know. But in any case, this workflow does work for this purpose, and 
perhaps can be adapted to your needs.

Transactions don't appear on the reconciliation screen until they are 

This has an impact on the other thread going, about not being able to 
delete or repost existing transactions. I'm all for that, as long as 
there's a way to have a "draft" transaction that can be edited multiple 
times before posting. Right now it's totally unclear to me which 
transactions need approval and which get posted straight away -- AR 
invoices definitely get posted immediately and can no longer be edited, 
while AP transactions get put into the approval phase... Perhaps clarify 
the "save" button to "save as draft" (if that's an appropriate word and 
doesn't have some other specific accounting meaning).


On 04/09/2012 09:16 AM, Michael Richardson wrote:
> First, thank you for the FX current fixes in 1.3.14.
> It's not enough to solve the problems with my bank account and credit
> card reconcilliation starting amounts to match 1.2.x, however.
> The real problem I'm having is with my credit card workflow.
> I have a number of transactions which are recurring (hosting services
> for instance), but since they are in a foreign currency (USD), the
> actual amount that gets charged to my credit card is different every
> month.
> I had used a recurring/scheduled transaction, and I would simply edit
> the invoice each month based upon what was on my credit card statement.
> I do this in at least two tabs: one for the reconcilliation, one for
> editing the actual amounts.  I do the same thing for the credit card interest.
> That keeps me from most typing (and typing errors).  I can't do this
> anymore, because saving the transaction fails when there is a
> reconcilliation report open against it:
> Error!
>   DELETE FROM acc_trans
>   WHERE trans_id = '79996'
>   ERROR: update or delete on table "acc_trans" violates foreign key constraint "cr_report_line_ledger_id_fkey" on table "cr_report_line"
>   DETAIL: Key (entry_id)=(14353) is still referenced from table "cr_report_line".
> I have to delete the reconcilliation report first.
> This is very much unacceptable to me: it triples the amount of time if I
> have to go through the transactions (reconcile them all!) before I
> reconcile them.
> I'm trying Copy To New,Save,Post-as-Saved.
> I then have to delete the old transaction after I reconcile, which is
> also annoying.
> In my ideal world, I'd much rather be able to mark the transaction as
> editable and do the final tweak of a few dozen cents on the
> reconciliation sheet...

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