Schwab downloads work, but merging doesn't

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11 Jun, 2021 06:18 AM

After trying to do manual entry for Schwab investment accounts, I was glad to upgrade to the new version that does it automatically. But then I discovered that confirming investment transactions doesn't allow merging. Found a thread that talks about ticket #4694 but don't know how to find out what is in there, or what the current status is.

The first download grabbed years of old stuff, unconfirmed, which, since I couldn't merge, I had to delete. Is that stuff going to keep showing up in future downloads? Or will stuff older than my first download be ignored in the future?

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  1. 31 Posted by v+ik on 19 Jun, 2021 06:10 AM

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    But in the 3rd account now, as I go to clear the cache, it claims there are 0 transactions to hack delete!

  2. 32 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Jun, 2021 06:12 AM

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    As soon as you load Toolbox, the very first button is ‘EXPORT BACKUP’. This will do a backup. This is also on the MD file menu. No need to restart MD 😉

    Ok. So cache cannot be the problem on this one. Are you saying there were cache txns to delete on the other accounts?

  3. 33 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Jun, 2021 06:14 AM

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    What happens if you set the last txn download date to yesterday. Does this block the old downloads? (In toolbox)

  4. 34 Posted by v+ik on 19 Jun, 2021 06:19 AM

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    So I cancelled, and tried the delete for the 4th account, it claims 290 Txns. I deleted them. Downloaded. No old transactions downloaded.

    So I was doing one account at a time. Summary:

    1st account hasn't ever downloaded old transactions except the first time after download was set up.

    2nd account downloaded old transactions immediately after setup, and then again once today, and not again on the 2nd try today.

    3rd account downloaded old transactions immediately after setup, then again today on first and second tries, but no the 3rd try.

    4th account downloaded old transaction immediately after setup, then again today, then I hacked off the cache, and tried, and it didn't do old transactions.

    This seems somewhat inconsistent, but the difference between 2nd and 3rd accounts may be a result of restarting MD between those trials❓❓.

    Not sure of a complete or consistent pattern here yet.

    Haven't tried setting last txn to yesterday, yet. Not sure if I should, yet.

  5. 35 Posted by v+ik on 19 Jun, 2021 06:19 AM

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    Only the 4th account had a transaction today.

  6. 36 Posted by dtd on 19 Jun, 2021 06:21 AM

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    This sounds like good stuff. It may be that Schwab listens, but MD has a cache.

  7. 37 Posted by v+ik on 19 Jun, 2021 06:24 AM

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    Well, I've certainly experienced some interesting results. But I think I have to call it quits for tonight. Transaction rate is low on these accounts, but the 4th one always gets one every week, and sometimes more. The others maybe only monthly.

    I'm appreciating Stuart's Toolbox, and your experience, and the advice from you both.

  8. 38 Posted by dtd on 19 Jun, 2021 06:26 AM

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    just users - trying to help.

    It's about 1am here in Idaho, so I understand.

    Have a good night - I think we've all learned a bit tonight.

  9. 39 Posted by dtd on 19 Jun, 2021 06:29 AM

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  10. 40 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Jun, 2021 06:34 AM

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    It might be that Sean has built in a cache clear on restart since we discovered this. I have no way to check at the moment.

  11. 41 Posted by v+ik on 19 Jun, 2021 07:06 AM

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    Maybe, but I restarted before doing the first downloads today. Several times since the last downloads. If there is, perhaps it has some strange pre-conditions.

  12. 42 Posted by v+ik on 19 Jun, 2021 07:12 AM

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    And remember, there was a cache on the 4th account.

  13. 43 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Jun, 2021 07:37 AM

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    Yes I suspect a bug hence the fix.

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