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Re: Accounts List in G/L

On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Rich Shepard <..hidden..> wrote:
On Sun, 30 Mar 2014, Erik Huelsmann wrote:

> True, for now, but we could enter an enhancement / feature request so it
> gets implemented when the screen(s) get changed or just if enough people
> see the benefit.

Hello Erik,

   Please do put this on a list for implementation. Seems to me that no one
would have a basis for rejecting such an enhancement. Since I do not work
all day every day with my accounting software I do not have account numbers
or exact account names memorized.

   All the accounting software I've used (starting with Money Counts for
personal finances in the mid- to late-1980s on DOS) have had this feature
for us casual users. It's easy to become dependent on this crutch.  :-)

I hope it is allowed to offer a somewhat dissenting opinion.

In Canada all business reporting is done using specific GIFI (General Index of Financial Information (IIRC)) codes. There are different codes for business and farm expenses (for the same expenses). As a result of having used the codes for such a long time frame the standard codes have become somewhat ingrained. On my system I went from 4 digit account codes to 7 digit numbers to allow me to use a far smaller granularity allowing me track costs on specific pieces of equipment where, if I give enough inputs, I can cost even different activities done by the same equipment. So the idea is useful - - - just offering a reason not to rely on the possibilities of what can be quite different resulting in higher costs when one uses accountants!

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