Change in "orange diamond" cleared/uncleared totals behavior in reconciling window in MoneyDance 2011 (790) for OS X - UNLIKE!

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28 May, 2011 08:15 PM

Version being used: MoneyDance 2011 (790) for OS X (Mac)


First time reconciling my checking account in the new Money Dance (which I've used and really liked for over a year) and there is a behavior change I really dislike -

a. Open account
b. apple key- B to reconcile
c. enter starting and ending balance, statement date, hit OK
d. "Reconcile Account - xxx Checking" opens, with appropriate range of transactions marked w/ orange diamond/"reconciling

===> NEW BEHAVIOR - "Cleared" and "Uncleared" under both payments and deposits show as $0.00, and don't change whether or not you mark or unmark any/all transactions.

WHY is this a problem?

On the rare occasion that the "Difference" field is $0.00 - it doesn't matter.
However, more frequently there is some small discrepancy (usually human error, a duplicate that slipped in or something like that).

In these cases I usually go through a process similar to the following:

a. Unmark all transactions

b. Mark all the appropriate deposits - compare cleared deposits total (which shows under the deposits) to deposits total on statement - if it's a match go to next step

c. Mark just the checks - compare the "cleared" balance with checks subtotal on statement - if that's ok, go to next steps

d. Mark just electronic transfers... etc. etc.

At this point if I want to total/sub total cleared items as I work with my statement I have to do it manually. The "Cleared"/ "Uncleared" fields are basically useless (actually, there's no point in even having them there, is there?)

Also, there is no easy way to mark a specific transaction as cleared (green check mark) either so it goes into the total. (Would have to edit each individual transaction, switch to "cleared" - a multi-step vs. one click process.) This is not a valid workaround.

Not good. I'd want to go back to previous version based just on this.


(Just edited this for punctuation, a bit more clarity)

  1. 1 Posted by Noname on 28 May, 2011 08:40 PM

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  2. 2 Posted by alec_mclure on 28 May, 2011 08:44 PM

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    Ah sorry - I did search but obviously not nearly thoroughly enough (wow - that looks like an easy search, too, that's a bit embarrassing!) - looks like it's being taken seriously and addressed.

    Thanks, I'm good!

    Alec M.

  3. alec_mclure closed this discussion on 28 May, 2011 09:24 PM.

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