Split Transaction - Foreign Currency

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05 Jul, 2017 07:25 AM

Moneydance 2017 .3 (1622)

New File, Ex Rate Extension Not Installed
Created New Currency To Ensure None of these can cause the issue

Enter a New Transaction with a Single Line and it works fine.
Enter a New Transaction with Split and the Rate on the split is shown as 1 and needs to be manually entered.
The Rate is not defaulted

Please Note I also had this issue in 2015


This problem is stopping me upgrading as I enter a lot of Foreign Split Currency Transactions.

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  1. 31 Posted by nomads.fryer on 15 Nov, 2018 10:23 PM

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     derekkent23 has suggested that I summarise where we are with resolving this problem. So here goes.

    This all relates to split transactions in a foreign currency.

    What has been resolved (thank you) in 2017.10 is that the default exchange rate no longer defaults to 1.0 for the first line, and the first line generally behaves well. However, some things on other lines have changed since the beta version I tried back in September, and here are my findings so far.

    1. The initial default rate in the first split line doesn't pick up today's rate even though the entry has today's date, but something else (presumably older). In all fairness, the same happens with simple foreign currency transactions too, so this isn't specific to splits.
    2. Second and subsequent lines of the split don't show a rate at all, and the foreign amount box is also empty. The non-editable total in the main register implies that the same rate as the first line is being applied.
    3. Reports calling up the second split line are shown in the foreign currency rather than the account 'home' currency equivalent.
    4. Currency rates for split lines cannot be edited. Attempts to do so have varying effects depending on what you are doing, but the edits usually disappear after closing the edit and re-opening.
    5. The Currency History Table has 1.0 entries, which it shouldn’t - and these can get picked up by non-split transactions at times.
    6. In the main register, split foreign currency transactions don’t have an overall home currency equivalent total shown, which non-foreign splits do. Only while the split is being edited does the home currency show up in the main register, and it is not editable.

    Generally, the second and subsequent foreign currency split lines aren’t working at all well. Various confusing things happen all the time. Even a cursory examination by the developers will reveal all sorts of ‘funnies’.

    I hope this helps you to understand some of the things that are going on, and that you can pass these to the developers so that this issue can be properly resolved.


  2. 32 Posted by Jon on 05 Feb, 2019 11:32 AM

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    Closing Discussion Upgraded to 2019 Version

  3. Jon closed this discussion on 05 Feb, 2019 11:32 AM.

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