yet another doc question

Jack ostroffjh at
Fri Feb 2 14:22:19 UTC 2018

On 2018.02.02 02:30, Thomas Baumgart wrote:
> On Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2018 18:45:40 CET Jack wrote:
> > On 2018.02.01 18:40, Jack Ostroff wrote:
> > > When I went to take the screenshot for the institutions view, I  
> found
> > > that no columns except for the institution and account names were
> > > present.  This optionality seems to be new.  I seemed obvious  
> enough
> > > to me to right click on the column header to add the other  
> columns.
> > > When I went to the Accounts view, it also started with only the  
> name
> > > column.  However, when I selected a column name to add there, I  
> got a
> > > popup asking if I wanted that column to appear in ALL views.   
> While
> > > this makes sense, why did I not get that option when selecting
> > > columns in the Institution view?  Is that intentional, or an
> > > oversight?
> >
> > I also note that I am asked whether I want to add or remove a column
> > from all views, when either adding or removing.  In addition, if I  
> say
> > NO to the all column add question, the column is not even added to  
> this
> > view.  That does not seem right to me.
> I tried the removal with having Sort Code visible in accounts and  
> categories view. When I
> remove it on the categories view and answer No, it goes away but is  
> still present on the
> accounts and institution view. If I then remove it on the accounts  
> view and answer Yes, it
> will be removed from both, the accounts and institution view. So far,  
> that looks ok to me.
> Adding in conjunction with No does not seem to work as expected.
> > Additional question here - what are the CC and Sort Code columns  
> for?
> CC is for Cost Center and will identify if a cost center assignment  
> is necessary for a split
> referencing a category. The view will show a check mark if the  
> requirement is present.
> Opening the category editor (select a category, edit it) will show  
> the "Cost center
> assignment required" option towards the bottom of the dialog. This  
> controls the check
> mark in the view.
> The cost center stuff is not yet functional in anything other than  
> the account/category
> editor and view. It is used in the new ledger code already, but we  
> don't have that yet. So it's
> something for a future feature.
> Not sure, if we can easily remove it, since this will be a string  
> change. Maybe, we can add a
> section about cost centers and that it is work in progress.
No need to remove.  I'll easily mention "work in progress"
> Sort Code is showing the content of the IBAN field of an account.
Is IBAN mainly a European thing, or more just not common in the US?  I  
suppose at some future point, I might add a section about some of the  
main regional differences that KMM supports.

As time is running out (and I have another commitment for the next few  
hours) I'm going to try to stick to stuff that is important to change -  
mainly things I think will really confuse someone if it doesn't at  
least make clear that it has changed in 5.0.

I figure we will have a series of releases in the next months - a  
combination of bug fixes, polishing new features, and then catching up  
with the manual and the translations.  This is the main reason I am not  
overly worried about not having the manual as complete as I would like  
by freeze time - either end of day today or with a short delay if there  
is anything we really want to include that is not ready quite yet.


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