Entering Securities in Investment Accounts

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12 Aug, 2009 05:01 PM

So far I have been able to work my way through your application but about half way during entering securities in an investment account I find that the drop down "Securities" menu no longer includes the securities that I had already established in the securities list..

What am I missing or doing wrong?

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 12 Aug, 2009 06:25 PM

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    Hi Milton

    I am not sure exactly which drop down menu you are refering to. However with both the securities drop down in the securities detail view and the drop down in the register for entering transactions, after a particular number of securities have been entered, rather than displaying them all in the drop down Moneydance creates a scroll bar on the right hand side of the drop down. You can click and drag this scroll bar to display all of the drop down items.


    Ben Spencer

  2. 2 Posted by milton on 12 Aug, 2009 08:16 PM

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    Hello Ben,

    Many, many thanks for your extremely prompt response.

    I refer to the drop down menu of Securities when I go to the
    Securities-Categories column of the Register. I get a list of 13
    Securities (some of which are no longer in the account) but no scroll
    bar. When I go to the second entry line I get the drop down menu of
    Categories with a scroll bar. This is not the entry I desire. Am I
    being clear? How do I eliminate securities that have been sold from
    this Investment account. This would probably leave adequate space for
    two or three new Securities in the drop down menu?

    Thanks again and kind regards.

  3. 3 Posted by Ben Spencer on 31 Aug, 2009 02:33 PM

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    I am sorry for not responding sooner. You can remove securities from an investment account by clicking on the "remove security" button in the security detail view. However if you have transactions that make reference to this security such transaction would have to be deleted. (which I imagine is not what you want ot happen) Even if you nolonger own any of that security type.


    Ben Spencer

  4. 4 Posted by milton on 31 Aug, 2009 04:34 PM

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    Thanks a lot for your reply. I finally found that I should enter
    securities in the "securities detail view" rather than the procedure I
    had been using. In all honesty I think this could have been better
    covered in your documentation but I was well warned before purchasing
    your application that documentation was rather sparse.
    Otherwise I am getting more comfortable with the logic each week.

    Again, thanks for hanging in there and replying.
    Milton Hinshaw

  5. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 24 Jul, 2011 06:53 PM.

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