[Kmymoney-devel] [Bug 297223] New: Unable to modify account '<<account name>>'. Cause: Invalid transaction id ''

Steffie steffie5904 at yahoo.com.au
Sun Apr 1 08:31:26 UTC 2012


            Bug ID: 297223
          Severity: normal
           Version: 4.6.2
          Priority: NOR
          Assignee: kmymoney-devel at kde.org
           Summary: Unable to modify account '<<account name>>'. Cause:
                    Invalid transaction id ''
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: MS Windows
          Reporter: steffie5904 at yahoo.com.au
          Hardware: MS Windows
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
         Component: general
           Product: kmymoney4

This error occurs every time, for Investment accounts. 

If i initiate the "New Account Setup" dialog box, & fill in the relevant /
desired fields, including an Initial Balance > $0, i can successfully complete
the account creation. However, because the "Notes" field in the "General" tab
is not present in that initial Setup dialog, i then need to Edit my new Account
[let's call it "XYZ"], which opens the "Edit Account 'XYZ' dialog. If i enter
ANY text into the now-available "Notes" field in the "General" tab, & then
click OK, i get the error "Unable to modify account 'XYZ'. Cause: Invalid
transaction id ''" ... 100% of the time.

My workaround [also works 100% of the time, but it's annoying to have to have a
workaround at all], is: 
1. Go to Ledger for the newly created account & Delete the initial transaction
[which was automatically created as a result of having set an initial balance
in the initial dialog].
2. Relaunch the Edit account dialog ... this time after I re-type all my text
entered into the "Notes" field in the "General" tab IS accepted, ie, no error
msg occurs. 
3. However, of course, this way my Initial Balance is still Zero ... so i then
need to go the Ledger & manually make an initial transaction.

Pls can this apparent Bug be fixed? It IS convenient being able to enter the
Initial Balance during account setup, BUT currently there's no point doing that
if i know that i have useful account Notes info that i will be entering into
that field. 

ALSO, as well as fixing the Bug, an enhancement would be to make the "Notes"
field visible & active directly in the "New Account Setup" dialog box ... this
would eliminate some wasted user steps.

PS: The Bug above occurs when the new Account type is *Investment*. It does not
seem to occur if I create other types. 

Thanks, Steffie.

You are receiving this mail because:
You are the assignee for the bug.

More information about the KMyMoney-devel mailing list