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Re: Recurring donations generation

Alexinux, Alexis de Lattre
- 10/02/2016 20:32:44
Dear Quentin, dear community friends,

2016-02-10 21:08 GMT+01:00 Quentin THEURET <>:
I have a question about the recurring donations generation:
     - I set a recurring donation for a donator with donation date set on 2016, Feb 05.
     - Yesterday, I clicked on 'Generate Recurring Donations' to generate donations. So, a new donation has been generated with 2016, Feb 09 as donation date.
     - Today, I clicked again on 'Generate Recurring Donations' and a new donation linked to the same recurring donation has been created with 2016, Feb 10 as donation date.

My question is : is there a way to define a monthly recurring donation, so a donation is only created once a month ?

Not with the current code base. We suppose that all recurring donations are monthly donations and you execute the "Generate recurring donations" wizard once a month (or at least that all donations have a frequency of X and you launch the recurring donation wizard at the same frequency).

I think the right solution would be the following :
- add 2 fields on recurring donations :
  . selection field "Frequency" that would propose Monthly/Quertly/Bi-annual/Annual
  . date field "next recurring donation date"
- hide the menu entry "Generate recurring donations"
- add an ir.cron that execute the "generate recurring donations" wizard every day : it would loop on active recurring donations and, if "next recurring donation date" = today, it would duplicate it and then write the "Next recurring donation date" according to the Frequency

I think it would be very easy to develop.


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