Upgrade of Monedance File from 2017 to 2021 doesn't work

Franz's Avatar


22 Nov, 2020 10:00 AM

I've just upgraded my license and did a fresh install of monedance 2021.

Then I "imported" my old back files from monedance 2017 version.
After the import everything (accounts and balances) look fine.
Then i closed monedance 2021 and restarted.
But now the problem occurs: The account balances are not correct any more.
I see a new account balance called "asldfjalsdijf-restored" and also other on the other accounts the transactions from the last -6-9 months are missing or weared.
Any ideas or how to solve this?

Also I just payed for upgrading the license, therefor would be happy to have a working solution ;-)

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 22 Nov, 2020 10:31 AM

    Stuart Beesley - JUST A FELLOW USER's Avatar

    First thing to check is the sort order, or filters. In the register, right-click a line, choose sort and select by date. Also at the top of the register are filter buttons, do you have ALL selected?

    regarding the account with a funny name, these are usually orphaned txns. Go into the account and see what's in there. You may have some txns that. need to be reattached to the right account, category, reminder... Have a look and tell us what you see?

  2. 2 Posted by Franz on 23 Nov, 2020 03:12 PM

    Franz's Avatar

    I Solved it.

    I don't now why, but this solved the problem:
    * I started moneydance with a new datafile.
    * Then I changed the settings to my preference (locale = german, Decimal = , and Dateformat = dd.mm.yyyy). When changing this items, I always stopped and started Moneydance in between.
    * After doing above, I have imported my Backup File from Monedance 2017.
    * Now it works fine (without missing transactions or restored accounts).

    I am happy to solved this with some time and playaround and I am really happy that Moneydance is still available and actively mentained!
    I used it since 2007 and will use it forward ... with buying the upgrade license.
    I really appreciate your work Monedance team!

  3. Melissa closed this discussion on 23 Nov, 2020 06:51 PM.

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