target destination when I click "Show other side" from a transaction in a loan account

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05 Dec, 2023 12:20 AM

Running 2023 (5063) on a PC.

I have car payments set up such that a withdrawal in my checking account is a split transcation:

- $X <car loan account in MD (i.e. principle payment)>
- $Y Auto:Loan Interest

If I go to my account for the car loan, I can see the partial split for the principle applied to the balance for the loan.
Everything good so far.

Now here's my question: if I select a transaction in my car loan account and click "Show other side" I'm expecting it to take me back to the original split transaction in my checking account. Instead, what happens is that MD pops open a new window such that:
- in the upper left (right under "File" in the maiin menu) the account/category is shown as "Auto: Loan Interest"
- the main body shows a register view of all of the transactions (regardless of account) every recorded for "Auto:Loan Interest".
- the highlighted transaction in the register is the PEER transaction from the the original split transaction in checking

Call me crazy, but shouldn't "other side" here be the corresponding debit from checking account that resulted in the credit to my loan payment? In other words I should be taken back to the checking account transaction.
IMHO taking me to the peer split doesn't make sense/is not intuitive.

One way or another I think MD should have the option to easily take me back to the source transaction (i.e in this case the original payment from checking). Very often I need to go back and make split adjustments when I reconcile some loan accounts.


P.S. I know I could go to the Checking acount and filter for the transactions where payee= the car loan company... but I still think "Other side" is the parent checking account transaction here.

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 05 Dec, 2023 07:37 AM

    Stuart Beesley (Mr Toolbox)'s Avatar

    I agree with you.

    As you suspect once on a split, if there’s another split, then it’s taking you there, and you can get lost.

  2. System closed this discussion on 05 Mar, 2024 07:40 AM.

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