Batch change of categories bug

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16 Oct, 2009 03:06 AM

I am trying to move a collection of transactions in a USD account that were previously categorised as GBP expenses to a new account which is a USD asset account. Changing the categories individually results in the correct behaviour i.e a $10/£6 expense becomes a $10 asset, but doing a batch operation results in the asset account having a $6 entry.

i.e. the exchange rate is being incorrectly pulled with the transaction in the batch operation, but not when individually operating on the transaction.

I really don't want to go through all these transactions manually.... any suggestions?

Thank you

  1. 1 Posted by Scotsman1000 on 17 Oct, 2009 02:41 PM

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    Also when batch changing an expense category from a USD expense to a GBP expense also exhibits the same bug. Exchange rates are ignored.

  2. 2 Posted by Ben Spencer on 17 Oct, 2009 03:31 PM

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    I have reproduced the problem you have described. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have created an example file demonstrating the problem and have created bug ticket in our issue tracking system. Here is the link to the ticket.

    I am afraid I cannot give a time frame for when this bug will be fixed.

    You might find the 3rd party find and replace extension does not have the same problem. Here is a link to the download:

    I am sorry for the inconvenience.


    Ben Spencer

  3. 3 Posted by Scotsman1000 on 17 Oct, 2009 04:13 PM

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    Thank you Ben. Unfortunately the find and replace extension has the same issue. Is there any way to select a group of transactions and update to the correct exchange rates?

  4. 4 Posted by Ben Spencer on 28 Oct, 2009 07:57 PM

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    I am sorry this is biting you. Please vote on the ticket to show that you are affected by this issue. There will likely be a bug fix release after we get MD2010 released but not before.


    Ben Spencer

  5. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 24 Jul, 2011 07:03 PM.

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