Changing category while viewing an item

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13 Mar, 2020 04:49 PM

When I view an item with split categories, the program changes one of the categories of the item. It does not warn me that it has changed anything. I can close the item (no alert asking me if I want it saved.) The next time I view that item, it has the incorrect category, which I did not assign to it.

How do I prevent this from happening?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ethan on 13 Mar, 2020 09:47 PM

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    I'm unable to recreate this on my system. Can you clarify which version of Moneydance and which operating system you are using?

    Can you describe in more detail the steps you are taking that causes this issue? For example, when you open the split window, are you clicking on anything within it before closing it? If it's helpful, you can also attach screenshots to illustrate what's happening. If you're not sure how to take a screenshot, please see

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  2. 2 Posted by Donna Rose on 14 Mar, 2020 01:34 AM

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    Hi Ethan,

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I am using MacOS 10.14.6, and Moneydance
    2019.3 (1880).

    In trying to narrow down exactly when this is happening by screen shots, I
    was able to determine exactly what is happening. On a split entry, when I
    go back into it, and change the Memo field, and then Tab over to the
    Category field, the Category field changes! If I change multiple Memo
    fields within the same item, and then Tab to the Category field, all those
    Category fields are changed to the same arbitrary category.... not the one
    I initially chose.

    As you can see in the attached screenshot, I initially had this entry
    divided up between Auto:Principal and Auto:Interest. When I changed the
    Memo field, the categories got changed when I Tabbed over to the Category

    I do get the dialog box asking if I wish to save the changes. (I apologize
    for saying that I wasn't getting it.) I was expecting to get it, because I
    had made changes to the Memo field.... not realizing that the Categories
    were getting changed also.

    Hope this is sufficient for you to duplicate the situation.

    Thanks, Ethan,
    Donna Rose

  3. System closed this discussion on 13 Jun, 2020 01:40 AM.

  4. Donna Rose re-opened this discussion on 01 Jul, 2020 05:43 PM

  5. 3 Posted by Donna Rose on 01 Jul, 2020 05:43 PM

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    Hi Ethan,

    Did this get resolved? What do I have to do to avoid this?

    Please let me know.


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