Reminders

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Teresa Benke

09 Oct, 2020 03:15 PM

Hi. I have a number of reminders set up for our bills each month and until the last few months, all have been working fine. But now, quite a number of the reminders are reminding us each month. I've looked at both the ones that work and the ones that don't work and they both seem the same so I can't work out what is going on. Can you help me please?

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 09 Oct, 2020 04:15 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Teresa

    I think you word need to post screen shots of the Edit Transaction Reminder window for one that works and one that does not work for others to be able to help.

  2. 2 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 11 Oct, 2020 01:33 PM

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    Sounds like you haven’t selected the transaction option, or the auto commit option?

    Try running my script (v3) to see if you can see a difference between the reminders that work and those that don’t.

    https://infinitekind.tenderapp.com/discussions/moneydance-development/2828-extract-reminders-to-csv-extract_reminders_to_csvpy

    Stuart B
    [a fellow user]

  3. 3 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 11 Oct, 2020 01:39 PM

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    Also try this:

    Try this...

    Go to File > Preferences > Network tab.
    Make sure that Auto-commit Reminders (applies to current file on this computer) is ticked.

  4. 4 Posted by Teresa Benke on 13 Oct, 2020 01:00 PM

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    Thank you very much for your suggestions. I tried running your Python program but got an IOError with a permission problem, but whilst trying to sort that out, I discovered what my problem was! The transaction reminders that weren’t working were associated with a higher level ‘Banks’ rather than the individual bank account. I’m not sure why it would do this (I realise user error is most probable but even still perhaps it should allow a higher level association?) but don’t really care anyway as it works now. Thanks for all your help.

  5. 5 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 13 Oct, 2020 01:08 PM

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    Hi. Glad you’ve got it fixed. Yes it’s a common problem to have the wrong account selected. If you wouldn’t mind, could you send me a screenshot of my script failing (ie the error information) and also what system (windows/Mac), version and MD version; so I can look at the script error?

    Regards Stuart B

    On 13 Oct 2020, at 14:01, Teresa Benke <[email blocked]> wrote:

    

  6. Maddy closed this discussion on 13 Oct, 2020 01:08 PM.

  7. Teresa Benke re-opened this discussion on 13 Oct, 2020 01:18 PM

  8. 6 Posted by Teresa Benke on 13 Oct, 2020 01:18 PM

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    I’m on a Mac and not as good on it as I used to be on Windows! I used to be a mainframe systems programmer when I was working so not completely daft but I haven’t quite worked out all the bits that are different on a Mac. I think part of the problem is that the Mac is more user friendly so you don’t really need to. But that doesn’t help when something goes wrong 

  9. 7 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 13 Oct, 2020 01:26 PM

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    Hi, no problem. Looking at the code I think you downloaded version 1 or 2 - rather than v3… The latest code (v3) avoids the user having to edit the script to enter the folder which I think is where the error lies (I suspect a problem with the path)…. For reference, v3 attached.

  10. 8 Posted by Teresa Benke on 13 Oct, 2020 01:32 PM

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    Tried that but same problem. I chose my high level directory and the script didn’t give me a chance to drill down any further. Screenshot attached.

  11. 9 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 06 Nov, 2020 09:47 AM

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    Hi Teresa, I think we found the same issue on another user's Windows machine on another script. Its a form of Windows folder protection kicking in and whilst you have full access to the directory, it's not letting 'unknown' programs write to it. I changed the java function and it seemed to resolve the issue. I have updated this script with this change too. It also now displays the reminders, and allows edits (optional), before writing the file. Would be great if you could try it and confirm it resolves the IO Permission error when writing the file? Many thanks

  12. 10 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 27 Nov, 2020 10:38 AM

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    All, if you use my extract_reminders_to_csv script or others from me, please update them all to the latest version. ZIP of all attached.

  13. 11 Posted by DG on 28 Nov, 2020 09:40 AM

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    Hi Stuart!
    Perfect script! thank you so much!

    Is it possible to add a new feature - sync with google calendar?

    Thank you in advance!
    Regards, Dmitrii

  14. 12 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 28 Nov, 2020 10:45 AM

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    Glad you like it! Thanks for the suggestion. That’s a step too far for now - sorry!!

    Regards

    SCB

  15. 13 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 14 Dec, 2020 05:48 PM

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    Now updated (and also available as an Extension with MD2021.2012 onwards). Attached

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