On Fri, Jan 27, 2023 at 3:00 PM Albert R Pyott <arp...@gmail.com
> Hello, I started a new journal file Jan. 1 after using Ledger for 2 1/2 years. I wanted to change how I defined and treated certain expenses. Is there a best practice for how long to stick with a Ledger file? What do other users do? Thanks --Rob
My current file spans from 2016.01 to 2022.12 (lotsa lines).
Periodically I make sure I have a few copies in discreet locations and
then I truncate the back end.
I do lots of copy/paste so I really like have a larger backfile so
even transactions that only
happen once a year have previous iterations.
Pulling reports - - - - doesn't seem to matter how big the file is - -
- I'm only working
in one year at a time.
I'd suggest that whatever you're comfortable working with would be just fine
but at least 2 years worth (last year and this year).
I use a reference document (that keeps growing) to keep track of all of my
account numbers and what those numbers refer to. I based my numbering
system on the official GIFI codes (General Index of Financial Information
iirc) used by both Canada and the USA (slight differences between the
two so find the one you need) and I'd bet there is similar in most
So I get changes but they're usually me adding more account numbers.