frustrated with split transactions

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clearspeech

13 Aug, 2011 12:17 AM

I am trying to enter a new split transaction for 7/08/2011. When chose split under the new transaction button, the program went back to an entry in 2008 when I entered a split transaction to the same company. I could never get the program to recognize the new date and the new amount. Then I got to a place where there was a new date, but the wrong total amount, the amount for 2008, not 2011. I couldn't change the amount and soon the date went back to 8/2008. I did choose delete split a couple of times because it was for 2008 and not 2011. Now when I try to start over with the 2011 date, the new transaction box will not let me create a split. I have also changed the total in the 2008 transaction because it now shows just one charge, not the correct total and it only shows one category.

I have no idea what to do or how to get this program to let me enter my new transaction with splits. It is very frustrating.
Sue gibbons

  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 13 Aug, 2011 12:57 AM

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    Hi Sue,
    One way to create a Split txn is to click on the 'New Transaction' button then use the keyboard shortcut, CTRL - L (CMD - L for Macs)
    HTH -Kevin N.

  2. 2 Posted by Ben Spencer on 15 Aug, 2011 03:49 AM

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    I believe what you are experiencing is the auto complete function. When you enter a description/payee that matches a prior transaction the values from that matching transactions are copied into the new transaction.

    If you enter the amount before entering the payee the split will not be automatically populated with the data from the matching transaction.

    Sincerely
    Ben Spencer
    Moneydance Support

  3. 3 Posted by clearspeech on 15 Aug, 2011 04:05 AM

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    Thanks, I am learning slowly about the way moneydance works.
    Sue

  4. Ben Spencer closed this discussion on 15 Aug, 2011 04:09 AM.

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