[Kmymoney-devel] Prices dialog

allan aganderson at ukonline.co.uk
Tue Jun 15 11:38:44 CEST 2010

On 15/06/10 06:51, Thomas Baumgart wrote:
> Hi all,
> on Tuesday 15 June 2010 02:35:19 Alvaro Soliverez wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:14 AM, aga <aganderson at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Hi Alvaro
>>> Funnily enough, I was just thinking yesterday that I should be putting in
>>> a wish-list item for the prices dialog.
>>> 2) Also, partly in connection with the above, but also as a separate
>>> wish, would be the display of the account name alongside each entry.  In
>>> my prices
>>> list I have more than one separate entry for a few securities.  I don't
>>> mean
>>> different prices, but, with the 'display every entry' UN-checked, a few
>>> prices
>>> show more than once.  This probably goes back to when I split up some
>>> funds that I had bought at different times and unfortunately gave them
>>> each a duplicate security instead of sharing the one.  I have now
>>> corrected that and
>>> they do now share the one security, but the old entries remain and I want
>>> to
>>> remove them, but there is no indication of which prices belong to which
>>> account and which are therefore redundant.
>>> If the price entry had with it the account name it would be easy to see
>>> which
>>> prices list entry referred to which account.   Also, though, I don't use
>>> the
>>> symbol on a day-so-day basis, and am much more comfortable seeing the
>>> security
>>> name rather than its symbol.
>> The issue I have with this, is those prices which are associated with
>> multiple accounts.
>> How do we display the accounts in those cases?
>> Do we display it only when there is only one account related to that price?
>> If we don't display multiple accounts, how do we differentiate from the
>>  case when there are no accounts related to a price?
> That's exactly the problem.
> [...]

At the moment, it displays a line for each security but shows only the
symbol.   With the proposed change, for a particular symbol, each line
would show in addition a different investment account.

Without this information, it's not possible safely to delete an entry
because there's no way of knowing to which account it relates.  It can
be done via editing the xml file, but I don't class that as safe.  KMM
does allow setting things up the way I did.  It would be a pity not to
allow an escape from it.

I'm not sure why there might be a price without it being related to an
account, but the absence of an account name in the list would be a good
pointer to the presence of a possible error condition.

If it cannot be done easily, then I'll just have to resort to xml editing.



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