Yes, it works. I made the false assumption that in filling in the split
transaction lines, that one could only transfer or categorize for an given
amount/exchange of funds. Now this assumption seems stupid. Ah well,
thanks for opening my eyes.
> One transaction in credit card account with splits:
> Food:Dining Out $100.00
> Automobile:Parking (Valet) $25.00
> Food:Dining Out (Tips) $20.00 (personally, I don't categorize tips
> separately, but whatever)
> Transfer:Pocket Change -$45.00
> Total credit card transaction: $75.00
> One split. It's done. The *expense* is categorized. It's just not
> categorized in the cash account. So what? I do transactions this way all
> the time. The only thing this prevents is seeing the expense category by
> account reporting. But who really cares about the account when looking at
> expenses: you spent the money, didn't you?
> > Thank you. The problem with that is that the cash portion (paid by
> > transfer) of the restaurant bill then goes uncategorized. The real
> > probably a wish list item: To be able to do transfers AND categorize
> > > You could do this as a split. For example, imagine a $75 meal plus a
> > > tip. Enter a transaction in your credit card account for $75 & then
> > > the transaction. The first category would be $100 for food: dining
> > the
> > > second would be a transfer from your cash account for $25.
> > > --
> > > I do not work for Microsoft.
> > > > Scenario: Go to a restaurant, pay the restaurant bill with your
> > > card
> > > > account, pay the tip with your cash account (pocket cash designated
> > > > "Cash" account) and pay the valet parking from cash account.
> > > > Apparently this requires two Money transactions: one for the
> > > > card charge and a split one for the cash account payment (split
> > > the
> > > > tip and the valet).
> > > > Why not be able to do it all in "one" transaction with the
> > > restaurant
> > > > as the payee, and split between a portion of the total to that payee
> > > coming
> > > > from the cash account and a portion from the credit card.
> > > > Is this a wish list item, or do I simply not know how to do it?
> > > > Trying to do this as a split transfer wouldn't allow for proper
> > > > categorization of the payment.