The Transfer Funds Dialog Box, accessed
via → or its
shortcut or by pressing the icon
from the account register tab, serves two purposes in
A way to create a simple (i.e. two-split) transaction between arbitrary accounts.
Collect exchange rate or amount information in a multi-currency transaction (see Section 6.4, “Multiple Currency/Commodity Transactions”).
The Basic Information and Transfer Accounts panes will be disabled in the Transfer Funds dialog when it is being used only to collect exchange rate or amount information.
The Basic Information section collects the entries for constructing a transaction: Date, description, amount, etc.
Amount: The amount of the transaction in the Transfer Fromaccount's commodity.
Date: The posting date for the transaction, i.e. the date that you want to record it in your book.
Num: A reference number for the transaction, often a check number.
Description: The description of the transaction, often the payer or payee.
Memo: Additional information you might want to note about the transaction. Anything entered here will be added to the Memo fields of both splits.
The Transfer From and Transfer To tree views are used to select the accounts which will participate in the transaction. They normally show only Asset and Liability accounts. If you need to use an Income or Expense account in one of them, check the Show Income/Expense checkbox below the appropriate view.
Choose the Transfer From account.
Choose the Transfer To account.
The Currency Transfer pane is used to
collect the needed information to enter the amount of the
Transfer To split. You may enter either a
price or an amount and
compute the other. If you have Online Price Retrieval installed
(see Section 188.8.131.52, “Steps to enable On-line price updating”) you can use the
Fetch Rate button to retrieve a current
The Currency Transfer pane is enabled only if the selected accounts use different commodities or the Transfer Funds dialog was launched to collect price or amount information from editing a transaction in the register.
The Currency Transfer pane is organized as a radio group with two selections, Exchange Rate and To Amount. Each consists of a radio button and a numeric entry.
If a relevant price is available in the price database (see Section 8.6.1, “Adding a stock price manually”) the Exchange Rate will have that as a default entry.
Select the Exchange Rate radio button if you want to enter a price or use the Fetch Rate button.
Select the To Amount radio button if you want to enter the amount of the To Account split.
Enter the price/exchange rate or the amount in the
numeric entry corresponding to radio button you
GnuCash will calculate the
other amount for you when you exit the field. If it's enabled
you can use the Fetch Rate button to
retrieve a current quote.
If you have created a price in the Price Editor (see Section 8.6.1, “Adding a stock price manually”) for the current date quote retrieval will not update that price. You must first delete the manually-created price in the Price Editor before clicking the button.
The Price Editor unless there is an existing manually-created price for today.button will immediately create or replace a price in the
Selectto commit the transaction (or confirm the price/amount) or to dismiss the dialog without entering the transaction.
When committing a transaction or confirming an exchange rate the price on the transaction date in the Price Editor may be updated. See Section 8.6, “Price Editor” for details.