Number of shares not rounded but truncated.

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Mary

12 Aug, 2009 09:35 PM

First, this is not an issue about how many decimal places are available for the number of shares field. It is about the fact that extra decimal places are dealt with by truncation, not rounding.

My problem is with an investment account where the standard 3 decimal places are used. However, for some transactions the number of shares comes in as 100*(true number of shares). I fix it by dividing the number of shares by 100 before recording the transaction. The problem is that Moneydance doesn't round the resulting number to 3 decimal places, it truncates it. You can verify this by entering the number of shares as 1.0009 (in an account where 3 decimal places are used). As soon as you tab to another field the number changes to 1 (it should change to 1.001). Entering 1.001 works fine.

This has been mentioned a couple of times by others but the tickets in the tracking system that include the issue were all also about the limit on the number of decimal places and got folded into ticket #305 which doesn't list the truncation problem in the proposed fix.

Please update ticket #305 to include a fix to the truncation problem, or maybe it should be a new ticket. No number should ever be truncated. Rounding is the appropriate action.

Thanks much for a great product!

  1. 1 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 15 Aug, 2009 08:20 PM

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    Dear Mary,

    I recognize this is an issue and have passed this information on to our developer. It appears it is also addressed in ticket http://moneydance.com/trac/ticket/304. If this ticket does not adequately address the issue I encourage you to create one that better addresses the issue.

    Our wiki is integrated with our feature request and bug reporting system. Please feel free to use these systems to help improve Moneydance by bringing bugs to our attention and requesting new features. We now also have voting on all existing tickets, which helps us determine which requests have the most demand.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance.

    Angie Rauscher

    Moneydance Support

  2. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 15 Aug, 2009 08:20 PM.

  3. Mary re-opened this discussion on 15 Aug, 2009 10:03 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Mary on 15 Aug, 2009 10:03 PM

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    Hi. It's mentioned in 304 but the proposed solution doesn't address
    it. If you would like me to start a second ticket I can. Otherwise I could
    add a comment to 304. - Mary

  5. 3 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 29 Aug, 2009 02:44 PM

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    I would suggest starting a separate ticket for this issue.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  6. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 29 Aug, 2009 02:44 PM.

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