Precision of "shares" field in investment accounts

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Joe Monaco

22 May, 2009 03:10 AM

Is there a way to increase the precision of shares field in investment accounts?

Precision seems to be limited to 4 digits (with truncation instead of rounding). Over time this error accumulates. . . . and I never had this problem with quicken.

Example:

My statement says I have 88.380795 shares.

When I enter that number, I see 88.3807 shares in the register view. Meanwhile, the price seems to have 6 digits of precision shown.

I realize that precision is limited with floating point numbers so that eventually things are likely to drift. However, moneydance seems to be drifting orders of magnitude faster than quicken.

  1. 1 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 23 May, 2009 07:51 PM

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    This is not possible in the current version of the program, however I have passed on your suggestion to our developer who will consider it for our next release.

    I have also created a ticket under our trac system which can be found here http://moneydance.com/trac/ticket/1891

    Thank you for your suggestions for improvements to Moneydance.

  2. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 23 May, 2009 07:51 PM.

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