Cash flow report uses wrong transaction total for split transactions

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26 May, 2019 07:17 AM

This appears to be a bug on the Cash Flow report. When part of a split transaction involves cash accounts, Cash Flow report uses the transaction total rather than the sum of the splits that are to or from cash accounts.

1. create a transaction with 2 splits: $200 to deposit to a cash account, and $100 to deposit to a non-cash account
2. run Cash Flow, Detailed report

The transaction total is $200 in the report

The transaction total is $300 in the report

  1. 1 Posted by Henry on 28 May, 2019 11:57 AM

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    Hi Plutino,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Is the split represented correctly, when you run the Cash Flow Detailed report for one account account?

    Also would it be possible for you to share your current version and build number?
    To do this, open Moneydance and select Help --> About Moneydance (or Moneydance --> About Moneydance on a Mac) where the version and build number will be displayed.

    Henry, Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by plutino on 29 May, 2019 04:33 AM

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    Hi Henry,

    I don't quite understand your first question, but both Cash Flow and Cash Flow Detailed reports are accurate for non-split transactions, and have the same bug for split transactions.

    I'm using MD version 2019.1 R1855

    - Chris

  3. 3 Posted by Henry on 31 May, 2019 12:18 PM

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    My apologies, what I meant was if the reports display the splits accurately when you choose to use only one account within the report.

    Can you try upgrading to the latest version of Moneydance from here:

    and see if that fixes the issue that you're seeing?

    Henry, Infinite Kind Support

  4. 4 Posted by plutino on 02 Jun, 2019 07:51 AM

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    Hi Henry, I upgraded to the latest version (R1868) and the issue still present. The amount is incorrect event if I select a single account. I attached a couple of screenshot to illustrate the problem. Here are the steps to get the results:

    1. Create 3 accounts and one incoming category: Test Bank Account, Test Asset Account, and Test Investment Account, and Test Income Category.

    2. Create a 3-way split transaction from the Test Category to the three Test accounts as shown in the transaction screenshot:

      • $1000 to Test Bank Account
      • $500 to Test Asset Account
      • $300 to Test Investment Account
    3. Show cash flow detailed report and select only the Test Bank Account account. As shown in the screenshot, the total income is shown as $1800 instead of $1000. The summary section shows this:

      • Beginning Balance $0
      • Total Income $1800
      • Ending Balance . $1000

    The numbers do not add up.

  5. 5 Posted by plutino on 23 Jun, 2019 04:34 AM

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    Bug persists in 2019.3(R1880)

  6. 6 Posted by plutino on 21 Jul, 2019 04:21 AM

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    Hi, Just want to check again if this is the expected behavior and I misunderstood the numbers, or it's something not expected and should be fixed.


  7. System closed this discussion on 20 Oct, 2019 04:30 AM.

  8. plutino re-opened this discussion on 05 Jan, 2022 04:49 PM

  9. 7 Posted by plutino on 05 Jan, 2022 04:49 PM

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    This bug seems still persistent in the latest MD version (2022.2, 4060)

  10. System closed this discussion on 06 Apr, 2022 04:50 PM.

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