#36 hold
Virgil Dupras

Tags or no tags?

Reported by Virgil Dupras | June 4th, 2009 @ 05:10 PM

Do we want tags? What do we want to tag? What would be the use of tags?

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  • Virgil Dupras

    Virgil Dupras June 4th, 2009 @ 05:11 PM

    from Eric

    If I remember correctly, one use case we discussed before is: you have some business-related transactions in a number of your expense accounts. You want to be able, in some report, to extract only the business-related computer-related transactions. One way is to tag all your business transactions as "business". The other way is to have more accounts. For example, you would have "Travel" and "Business Travel", etc.

    To me, tags on transactions only hide the need for more accounts.

    Tags on accounts could be more useful. If, for example, you didn't group your business transactions all together in a "Business" group, but they are all scattered around in different groups, you might want to tag all business-related accounts and refer to them later as a group. Even there, I fail to see a use case that would make this truly useful. If you have business transactions that you want to see separately, it only makes sense that you put all your business-related transactions in a real "Business" group.

    Anyway, that's my take on the subject. Let the discussion begin.

  • Virgil Dupras

    Virgil Dupras June 4th, 2009 @ 05:11 PM

    Because the only use case I have for tags is mine, and that, effectively, it just hides a lack of accounts (but having a "HS" version for all accounts is kind of ugly), maybe we could wait until after 1.0. I think it won't be long until we have other use case from the users.

  • Virgil Dupras

    Virgil Dupras June 4th, 2009 @ 05:11 PM

    Wow! That was a short discussion. Postponing to "Future".

  • Virgil Dupras

    Virgil Dupras June 4th, 2009 @ 05:12 PM

    The question of tags have been revived by this GS thread

  • Randy Becker

    Randy Becker August 17th, 2009 @ 06:01 PM

    One of the reasons I needed to merge so many accounts in #51 was because of my past use of classes in Quicken. Maybe the importer could ignore the part of a category name following a slash, and instead tag the transaction with the class name. I'm not convinced that tags (or "classes") are actually useful, however.

  • Virgil Dupras

    Virgil Dupras September 5th, 2009 @ 07:10 PM

    • Tag changed from from-trac, suggestion to feature, from-trac

    [not-tagged:"suggestion" tagged:"feature" bulk edit command]

  • Virgil Dupras

    Virgil Dupras January 14th, 2010 @ 01:53 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “hold”
  • Virgil Dupras

    Virgil Dupras June 7th, 2011 @ 02:17 PM

    • Tag changed from feature, from-trac to feature
    • Milestone order changed from “0” to “0”

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