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

aga agander93 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 16:57:25 UTC 2015

Apologies for the confusion and duplication.  I noticed the reference to 
the Dev list in the heading and wrongly assumed that I therefore needed 
to forward this item to the User list, which therefore got two copies.

My current query is at the foot of this message.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: [Kmymoney] [Kmymoney-devel] Need Interest category in 
Reinvest activity?
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 14:45:20 +0100
From: aga <agander93 at gmail.com>
Reply-To: KMyMoney Users' mailing list <kmymoney at kde.org>
To: KMyMoney Users' mailing list <kmymoney at kde.org>

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.

A supplementary question, now.

In the process of testing, I noticed that the Buy transaction allows
input of a dividend amount, but that amount is discarded on saving.

Can anyone see a legitimate need for a Dividend on a Buy transaction?
It seems to me to be a bit improbable, but others may differ.

Either way, if the field is needed, I think it needs fixing.

What say you, anyone?


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