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Re: Company renaming itself

If regenerating old invoices is the primary concern, how about this:
- add a table that keeps history of company names (name, date changed, ......)
- modify the module that generates invoices to pull the company name from the new table according to where the invoice create date falls in terms of dates.


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On 11/01/2012 05:11 PM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
Hi all,

One of my customers assumes a different name every two years (as in they "rename" the company every two years).

How should I handle this with LedgerSMB?

So far, I've come up with two approaches:

1. Rename the existing company
However, this would cause (regenerated) older invoices to appear under the new name -- hence loosing history.

2. Create a new company with the new name
However, this breaks credit management: short term I have to manage the credit line spread across two companies AND it breaks the line of history where I can find all old invoices under the same company.

Any other ideas?



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