Update 30 April 2011: Conventional wisdom is that you should try to write blog content that is time insensitive. But, in this case, I am very happy to report that the content of my original post here is essentially obsolete.
I just noted a new post on the Android blog announcing the new Merchant Sales Report available on the Android developers console. This downloadable csv-format report makes all of the machinations described below unnecessary. I was just able to download the report, upload it into a Google Docs spreadsheet, change the sort order to separate out my sales by product, and voilà!, I could produce the sales by product numbers that I need for revenue recognition.
Thank you Google!
I really like the Android App Marketplace back office tools as compared to the Apple iTunesConnect Marketplace. Android sales reports are clean and readable and Google just plinks money down into my bank account as I earn it. No incomprehensible trend reports (‘only an estimate . . . Actual amount may vary’) and no waiting for monthly accumulated earnings.