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19 Jul, 2010 01:39 PM

I don't know how to solve this:
Moneydance attempts to autofill just about every transaction with one of my little-used accounts. I hadn't noticed this for the first few weeks I used it and it was a nightmare to fix. It fills in only one of the several places I fill them. It's driving me nuts. I'd rather do all the transactions manually than have it do this. I will be shopping for another program.

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 19 Jul, 2010 01:58 PM

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    Hi Joyce

    Are you referring to the auto categorize function that it activated when you download transactions or the auto complete function that occurs when you are entering a new transaction manually and you enter the description and tab to the next field?

    Ben Spencer
    Moneydance Support

  2. 2 Posted by Joyce Firmin on 19 Jul, 2010 06:38 PM

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    On 7/19/2010 9:01 AM, Ben Spencer wrote:
    Yes. I download from the bank then to Moneydance

  3. 3 Posted by Ben Spencer on 19 Jul, 2010 07:01 PM

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    If you have the option "Automatically merge downloaded transaction" under File->Preferences->Network turned on you can turn this off.

    Is it possible that you have the "little-used account" set as the default category for the account you are downloading into? If you select Account->Edit Account when you are in the account register you can see which category is set as the default. If Moneydance cannot match a transaction based on previous ones it will use the default you specify in the account properties. Some people find it useful to create a category called "uncategorised" and set that as the default category.

    Ben Spencer

  4. 4 Posted by Joyce on 23 Jul, 2010 01:47 PM

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    I don't have the option to "automatically merge"

    And I don't see an uncategorised option. Can I add one?

  5. 5 Posted by Ben Spencer on 23 Jul, 2010 06:17 PM

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    The option to Automatically merge downloaded transactions is under File->Preferences->Network. See the attached screenshot.

    You can add an "Uncategorised" category by selecting Tools->Edit Categories. Click the plus (+) button to add a new category.


  6. 6 Posted by Joyce Firmin on 23 Jul, 2010 07:41 PM

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    On 7/23/2010 1:19 PM, Ben Spencer wrote:

    Well I guess that's where the problem lies. My version doesn't have
    those three options in preferences. I wonder if I missed an update or
    something. My version says 1.6.0-21.

  7. 7 Posted by Ben Spencer on 23 Jul, 2010 09:24 PM

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    We are now up to MD2010r3 build 751. You can download it from here:

    If you are coming from MD2008 the transaction downloading is a little different and may take some getting used to. Here is the latest documentation:

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