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Gnucash 2.4 Small Business Accounting by Ashok Ramachandran

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Time for action - assigning numbers to accounts

Let us see an example of how to assign account numbers using the Renumber Subaccounts feature of GnuCash.

  1. Make sure the Account Tree window is on top. Select one of the parent accounts, say, Expenses. From the menu select Edit | Renumber Subaccounts. Enter 4 in the Prefix field and select an Interval of 5 as shown in the following screenshot:
    Time for action - assigning numbers to accounts
  2. Click Renumber. You will find that GnuCash has renumbered all the subaccounts of this parent account.
  3. Next you can select, say, Auto and renumber all its subaccounts.
  4. However, you will find that the top-level account, namely Expense has not been numbered. You have ...

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