[Kmymoney-devel] [Kmymoney] Need Interest category in Reinvest activity?

aga agander93 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 22:31:31 UTC 2015

On 31/08/15 22:38, Jack wrote:
> I hope you mean you do not need any reinvest dividends transactions.
> Once you have such a transaction, the type of income being reinvested
> has to be indicated somehow, unless I'm missing something.

I have reinvest dividends transactions, and I use the category (have 
to), but I don't really **need** it.
> I still have it on my plate to try to come up with a simplified example
> test file.  I do suspect that some of my problems are due to oddities
> that arise due to the odd OFX foisted on me by Merrill Lynch.  I suppose
> I could just send you a few of those transactions.

I'm not quite sure what you have in mind here.


> Jack
> On 2015.08.31 17:11, aga wrote:
>> That's fine.  I use it, but don't need it.  However, I was sure that
>> others would differ.  Consider it safe!
>> I'm hoping also for help on the other part of my message.  I've spent
>> ages, but no break through.  Still, carry on.
>> Allan
>> On 31/08/15 21:58, David Houlden wrote:
>>> On Monday 31 August 2015 13:43:27 Jack wrote:
>>>> On 2015.08.31 12:08, aga wrote:
>>>>> I've been wrestling for a while with
>>>>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=347166 "Price/share" field on
>>>>> investment transaction entry form is mislabeled. Actually is total
>>>>> buy/sale amount.
>>>>> Jack has noticed that if a Dividend transaction is edited to be a
>>>>> Reinvest, the price field has no label.  I then found that this
>>>>> happens also with Buy or Sell transactions.  That is easily fixed.
>>>>> Then I noticed that once the above edit has completed, the resulting
>>>>> transaction is unbalanced, that is, it has an incorrect interest
>>>>> amount.  The erroneous amount corresponds with the amount of the
>>>>> original Dividend transaction.
>>>>> I've been trying to eradicate that, but the only way I've found, is
>>>>> to remove the Interest field from Reinvest transactions (and
>>>>> presumably Buy and Sell, but I've not looked at them).
>>>>> a)  Is this likely to be a problem to anyone?
>>>>> b)  Can anyone see a better way to resolve this?  I'm sure there must
>>>>> be one.
>>>>> Allan
>>>> First, whether that field is total amount or price per share depends on
>>>> the configuration, and I think there are multiple levels, in that you
>>>> can specify specifically for that equity, for that investment account,
>>>> and overall for KMM.
>>>> I don't see how you can remove the interest field from a reinvest
>>>> transaction.  I use that to specify (using different categories)
>>>> whether the amount is taxable or not, dividend, foreign dividend, .....
>>> I also don't see how you can remove it. I have dividends which get
>>> reinvested and the dividend has to be reported as income at tax year
>>> end. The interest field is used for that information.
>>> Dave.
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