Balance report is sum of selected accounts and sub-accounts.
First (the leftmost) sum is sum of postings which are directly debiting or crediting that account (account tree node). If there are no such transactions, then this first sum is zero.
Second sum is recursive balance sum for that account tree (account and all its sub-accounts).
The sum reported under line is balance delta, e.g. value difference of reported accounts.
|Balance delta is based and calculated only by values reported on the first column.|
Balance report configuration
See tackler.conf and
reports.balance.* for full
information of balance report configuration options.
By default all accounts are included into balance report, but that’s not very interesting balance report because balance over all accounts will be zero always.
Balance report accounts can be selected by Accounts Selectors. This can be done
either by using global
reporting.accounts (conf+cli) option or by using report specific
reports.balance.accounts setting (conf-only). If report specific account selector
is defined in configuration, it can not be overridden from command line.
Balance delta is based and calculated only by values reported on the first column. This means that if sub-account is not listed by balance report, it will not be part of balance calculations.
If Accounts Selector is used balance report, please be make sure that all intended accounts
and especially sub-accounts are listed for report.
Compare following two reports:
BALANCE ------- 1.00 6.00 e1 2.00 5.00 e1:e2 3.00 3.00 e1:e2:e3 ===================== 6.00
BALANCE ------- 1.00 6.00 e1 ===================== 1.00
Below are links to example balance reports with full auditing metadata.
Example output of balance report
BALANCE ------- 1.00 333.00 a 0.00 332.00 a:a1 0.00 332.00 a:a1:a2 27.40 327.40 a:a1:a2:b 300.00 300.00 a:a1:a2:b:c 4.60 4.60 a:a1:a2:c 0.00 -333.00 e -322.00 -322.00 e:e0101 -2.00 -2.00 e:e0102 -9.00 -9.00 e:e0103 ===================== 0.00
Example report with commodities
Below is example balance report with mixed commodities.
BALANCE ------- 0.00 3.00 ACME Assets 3.00 3.00 ACME Assets:Stocks 0.00 -359.75 EUR Assets -359.75 -359.75 EUR Assets:Cash ========================== 3.00 ACME -359.75 EUR