Edit Account: Initial Balance - doesn't show up in accounting.

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28 May, 2023 07:20 AM

I set up a bank account and put in my initial balance. After downloading transactions, for some reason Moneydance doesn't take into account the initial balance. When I go to Edit Account, the initial balance I put in is still there, but for some reason it's not included in the transactions. How do I fix this?

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 28 May, 2023 07:26 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    The initial balance does not show as a transaction in the register, but the amount should be included in the balances shown in the register.

  2. 2 Posted by bdierauf on 28 May, 2023 04:40 PM

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    Yes, the problem is that the initial balance is NOT included in the

    On Sun, May 28, 2023 at 12:26 AM dwg <[email blocked]>

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 28 May, 2023 10:00 PM

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    Not something I think that has been seen before.

    I would suggest posting a screen shot of your account info window then a screen shot of the first few transactions in the register, sorted by date of course.

    Lets see if anything looks out of place.

  4. 4 Posted by bdierauf on 29 May, 2023 02:53 AM

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    Here is the screen shot of both Account info and transactions:

    [image: Screen Shot 2023-05-28 at 7.49.16 PM.png]

    On Sun, May 28, 2023 at 3:00 PM dwg <[email blocked]> wrote:

  5. 5 Posted by dwg on 29 May, 2023 03:06 AM

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    Try clicking on the small icon to the right of the New transaction button then scroll to the beginning of your transactions and see how it looks.

  6. 6 Posted by bdierauf on 29 May, 2023 03:41 AM

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    It worked, thanks so much!

    On Sun, May 28, 2023 at 8:05 PM dwg <[email blocked]> wrote:

  7. 7 Posted by dwg on 29 May, 2023 03:45 AM

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    You are welcome.

    Moneydance was in split screen mode hence confirmed and unconfirmed transactions were split into separate sections, the running balance makes no real sense in this mode.

  8. Maddy closed this discussion on 29 May, 2023 01:24 PM.

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