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Re: new account.account model (v9)

Marcelo Bello
- 06/05/2015 23:21:19

Davide, a while back, when the new accounting module was on design phase there was some discussion on the list about the decision to end hierarchical accounts. If I remember correctly Fabien convinced most people that hierarchical accounts are not needed and that there were simple ways to overcome the lack of account hierarchy.

If you search the list you will find plenty of info from previous discussions.

Em 05/06/2015 20:56, "Davide Corio" <> escreveu:
as far as i'm not mistaken, Odoo removed these things from 
account.account and account.account.type models:

1) "parent_id" field has been removed from account.account

2) no more "view" account type

3) no more "consolidation" account type

I strongly believe that many localizations rely on these params.
without parent_id we don't have a hierarchical chart of accounts.

Can we reproduce it using tags as Odoo says? i don't think so.

Without view accounts we still need a way to compute the total of a 
specific account including its children.
If this is already possibile on v9, we still need to find a way to avoid 
people using "that" specific account instead of one of its children.

Without the consolidation account type i can't see how we can, for 
instance, configure a multicompany scenario with companies with 
different CoAs. Or consolidate the company's CoA over the Basel II CoA 
which is often requested by EU Banks.

My fear is that, as sometimes happens, those features have been dropped 
because Odoo doesn't need them.

Does your localization need them?
Will we need to re-implement them as OCA modules?

Davide Corio

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