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joanne Peters

03 Jan, 2019 09:56 PM


Just upgraded from Moneydance 14 to 17.1. I have always added transactions manually because our Irish bank didn't download to Moneydance (at least it didn't when I first bought years back and it has never occurred to me to recheck). I have been trying to add transactions to checking. It all goes well including the cash register sound but nothing saves. Can I no longer add manually? (so incompetent with technology).

Thanks for any help,


  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 03 Jan, 2019 10:28 PM

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    I am not support staff, just as user.

    Manual transaction still work. Ensure the filter ALL is selected at the top of checking account register.

    You can download transaction files from your bank to import into Moneydance. see

    Hope this helps

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Ethan on 03 Jan, 2019 10:38 PM

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    Hello Jo,

    In case the above comment doesn't address your issue, can you clarify a bit about what you mean when you say "nothing saves?" Do you mean the transaction appears in your register, but when you close and open the program it no longer appears to be there? Or that it doesn't appear at all? Or something else?

    Moneydance Support

  3. 3 Posted by Jo Peters on 04 Jan, 2019 09:10 AM

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    (Things got complicated for me trying to sort that problem out and I went
    to bed having somehow made my program on my new Mac and old Mac vanish. I
    had already spent at least five hours during the day trying to figure it
    out so called it a day) . Will try again today.

    I HAD managed to download my file from moneydance onto new mac....matched
    data on old Mac. When I added a new transaction, everything went in as it
    should as normal, but after the ‘ka-ching’ the line wasn’t there. Nothing
    of the new transaction stayed. I don’t know if it was because ‘ All’ had
    not been selected.

    Maybe that was problem. Otherwise there will be more emails from me later
    to day.


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Ethan on 04 Jan, 2019 03:36 PM

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    Ok, let us know if the 'All' filter doesn't solve this issue. If not, also try adding a new transaction to a different account, and see if that one appears. If it does, that would narrow down the issue to something with this one account, as opposed to the program as a whole.

    Moneydance Support

  5. 5 Posted by LAB on 21 Mar, 2019 07:40 PM

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    I am looking to download this but have two simple questions - 1) does MD syn my accounts directly from my Chase bank accounts? 2) In those synced accounts, would I still be able to add transactions manually. For example, I want the system to automatically import transactions from my synced account, but if I write a check, I want to add it in manually (before it clears my bank) to make sure I have an accurate snapshot of my available $$. Thanks.

  6. 6 Posted by -Kevin N. on 21 Mar, 2019 08:34 PM

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    Hi LAB,

    1) does MD syn my accounts directly from my Chase bank accounts?

    Yes, Moneydance uses direct-connect to connect to Chase's OFX server.

    2) In those synced accounts, would I still be able to add transactions manually.

    Yes, there are no restrictions placed on accounts that are set up for online banking.

    It is my understanding that direct-connect is a free service from Chase for personal banking clients. For business accounts there may be a monthly fee.

    If I may make a suggestion, download the free trial version of Moneydance to see if it suits your needs. You can d/l the trial version here:

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  7. 7 Posted by dwg on 21 Mar, 2019 09:50 PM

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    The Moneydance confirmation process has been designed to be able to deal with the mixing of manually entered and imported transactions by having a merge option that combines the data from the two entries into a single entry - this is important to preserve what you have entered but also to bring in the bank specific data like the transaction Id so that the software will not try to import the same transaction again, the next time a download occurs.

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