Maddy on 02 Dec, 2019 07:20 PM
Hi Scott ,
We are sorry to hear about the problem you have encountered.
It is likely that this is a mapping issue. Your accounts are not mapped properly (in other words, one account is pointing to each of your Moneydance accounts).
To fix this, disable the Online Set-up for the problem accounts. Then you will need to re-enable them. Once you have entered your ID and Password click Ok and wait (do not click next). You need to see a window that will display - "Please choose the account you wish to use" - which are your accounts listed in a drop down list. If you bypass this window - your Moneydance Account will map to the first account on this list. Sometimes you will need to just wait for this window to pop-up as it can take several seconds.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have further questions or need any assistance.
I found that post earlier and did that several times, to no avail. I’ll try again tonight; perhaps having completely logged out and restarted my computer will help achieve a different result. I agree it is a mapping issue; I just can’t figure out why the fixes have not worked. Could the fact that the original file is on a shared drive (Dropbox) be part of the issue? (I know you don’t recommend that, but I had previously had some problems converting to your other system and have not yet pursued it again. I need to get everything working correctly first).
Moneydance 2017 & 2019 data sets should never be stored on a shared drive and syncing services like Dropbox are even more problematic.
There have been many reported instances of data corruption and many strange things happening when your data is housed on one of these services. You have Moneydance reading/writing data then you have this uncontrolled, uncoordinated application reading/writing data between your local directory and the Dropbox server. Dropbox will work perfectly well with files that are placed in its folder, but with applications that are constantly reading/writing data then problems should be expected.