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Re: Reconciliation - is it not possible to set a negative balance
- Subject: Re: Reconciliation - is it not possible to set a negative balance
- From: "Nick Prater" <..hidden..>
- Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:05:30 -0000 (GMT)
>>> Like many we have an overdraft on our business account - so the opening
>>> balance may be a negative amount - if I enter a negative amount I get:
>>> *Invalid statement balance. Hint: Try entering a number*
> I get around this by entering the amount as 0.00 - and then change the
> statement closing balance on the next screen and click Update.
Good tip - thank you.
It also works to enter a negative amount by enclosing it in brackets or
appending the characters "DR".
So instead of "-12.34" enter "(12.34)" or "12.34DR"
To my mind, the format "-12.34" should also be accepted. (Any reason why
not?) I will file a bug report and patch to allow this. If you want to
look at code in the meantime, I believe there is a spurious validation
test around line 410 of scripts/recon.pl