Random currency conversions

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12 Jan, 2022 09:34 PM

I have a number of bank accounts in different currencies. Even though the base currency of all of these is correct there is a random conversion to £ in the second line of a recorded transaction. I can't find any option to turn this off. The alternative is to switch to single line mode but this doesn't allow for my descriptions to appear. Why does this happen for a while under different accounts and then turn itself off?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ethan on 15 Jan, 2022 09:52 PM

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    Is it possible that the category or second account associated with that transaction is in a different currency? That would cause a conversion to appear in that line.

    If that doesn't seem to help, is there any consistency you can see in which transactions have these conversions? Such as a similar category, a transfer between accounts, etc?

    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by derekkent23 on 16 Jan, 2022 09:03 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi cjoy1000

    If you are not fully conversant with how Moneydance handles foreign currencies my notes in the attached PDF may help.

  3. 3 Posted by cjoy1000 on 03 Feb, 2022 09:44 PM

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    Thank you for the response and apologies for slow reply.
    The various accounts are set up in the correct currencies.
    I have attached a screen shot of a typical random occurrence. The entry
    seems to assume I wish to convert into £ suddenly.

  4. 4 Posted by derekkent23 on 03 Feb, 2022 10:27 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi cjoy1000

    I think there may be an issue with Categories and Exchange Rates.
    What is your Base Currency of your data set as shown under TOOLS – CURRENCY.
    Under TOOLS – CATEGORIES see if the category Tourrettes:Utility is listed more than once. If so can you post a screen shot of this section of the window. Also take a screen shot of the category Profess fees.

    The above hopefully will be a step in understanding what’s happening.

  5. 5 Posted by dwg on 03 Feb, 2022 10:34 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    I suggest you check you categories. Take the menu path Tools --> Categories. This will open up the categories Window.

    Once you have this window open scroll down the list to make sure all the categories have the correct currency. I would also be looking to see if I had two categories of the same name but with different currencies.

  6. 6 Posted by cjoy1000 on 03 Feb, 2022 11:26 PM

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    My base currency is £GB.
    All my categories are in £ and always have been. It doesn't allow me to
    edit the currency.
    I have individual accounts in $ and € which are set correctly.
    Appreciate your input but this doesn't explain why it randomly does the
    exchange rate. Categories such as 'holiday' and 'groceries' appear in all
    my accounts.

  7. System closed this discussion on 05 May, 2022 11:30 PM.

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