Duplicate entries shown under "Similar Payees"

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08 Oct, 2011 07:17 PM

I have recently upgraded from MoneyDance 2010 to 2011r2 (799), Java 1.6.0_21 on Windows 7.

Downloaded transactions often show duplicate entries under similar payees, so I am being asked to choose between many identical choices. Can this be fixed?

See attached screenshot. Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by Jessica Little on 08 Oct, 2011 09:46 PM

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    Hi Brett,

    If you could copy and paste the version information from your error console, that would be very helpful. You can open the error console by going to the Help menu and clicking on the Console Window option. Just copy and paste the first four lines of the console window here.

    Jessica Little
    Moneydance Support

  2. 2 Posted by brett on 08 Oct, 2011 10:19 PM

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    Starting Moneydance 2011r2 (799)
    Settings Folder: D:.moneydance
    OS: Windows 7 6.1 x86
    Java: 1.6.0_21 (Sun Microsystems Inc.)

    (Well, that's what the console says, but actually I have 64-bit Windows.)


  3. 3 Posted by Jessica Little on 10 Oct, 2011 02:16 PM

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    Hi Brett,

    The sidebar listing you are seeing is because you have multiple transactions with the same payee. You can simply select any of the transaction to match the similar payees.

    Jessica Little
    Moneydance Support

  4. 4 Posted by brett on 10 Oct, 2011 02:29 PM

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    Thanks Jessica, but from my perspective as a user, this explanation doesn't make sense to me.

    Maybe I'm missing something, but if nothing is shown to distinguish those transactions, how do I know which one I'm choosing? And what difference does it make?

    I thought I was selecting which description and category to assign to the new transaction, and I find it confusing and unnecessary to have a choice of several identical options.

  5. 5 Posted by Jessica Little on 10 Oct, 2011 02:37 PM

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    Hi Brett,

    You're right that it would be less confusing to have less duplicates. I have created a ticket for this issue. The ticket is attached to this discussion. By posting in this discussion your interest in the ticket has been registered. This is equivalent to voting for it. We'll let you know once it's been implemented.

    Thanks again for your suggestion, and thanks for your interest in Moneydance!

    Jessica Little
    Moneydance Support

  6. 6 Posted by craig.parks on 09 Dec, 2011 05:52 PM

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    I vote to fix this too. It makes me crazy to see the same payee and all the same data under the similar payee section.

  7. System closed this discussion on 31 Mar, 2015 03:41 PM.

  8. System closed this discussion on 18 Aug, 2017 03:10 PM.

  9. brett re-opened this discussion on 11 Jan, 2019 11:55 PM

  10. 7 Posted by brett on 11 Jan, 2019 11:55 PM

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    I think this issue was fixed for a few years, but the duplicates are occurring again in Moneydance 2017.8 and 2017.10. Thanks!

  11. System closed this discussion on 13 Apr, 2019 12:00 AM.

  12. brett re-opened this discussion on 02 Jan, 2020 11:22 PM

  13. 8 Posted by brett on 02 Jan, 2020 11:22 PM

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    Same issue occurs in Moneydance 2019.4 ... thanks!

    Starting Moneydance 2019.4 (1899) at Wed Jan 01 12:33:06 PST 2020
    Settings Folder: C:\Users\Brett.moneydance
    OS: Windows 10 10.0 amd64
    Java: 13.0.1 (Oracle Corporation)
    Is in sandbox: false; restricted file access: false

  14. System closed this discussion on 02 Apr, 2020 11:30 PM.

  15. brett re-opened this discussion on 20 Sep, 2020 02:32 AM

  16. 9 Posted by brett on 20 Sep, 2020 02:32 AM

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    Still happening in MoneyDance 2020.1 (1928) ... drives me crazy for some reason. Thanks!

  17. 10 Posted by gmf0323 on 20 Sep, 2020 04:42 AM

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    I am having the same issue, using Moneydance 2020.1 (1928)

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