Updates to the 'Network' tab in 'Preferences'

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-Kevin N.

29 Sep, 2020 03:50 PM

Hi MD Support:

There have been two additions to the 'Network' tab in Preferences that can be ticked or unticked.

1) Ignore Transaction Types in Favor of Amount Signs
2) Auto-commit Reminders (applies to the current file on this computer)

Each option needs an explanation of their intended function.

-Kevin N.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Maddy on 29 Sep, 2020 04:21 PM

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    Hi Kevin,
    Thank you for contacting Moneydance support.

    Please find the relevant info below:

    1)The Ignore Transaction Types in Favor of Amount Signs was introduced within Moneydance 2019.3 (1880) to prevent values to be inverted when importing OFX files. Some financial institutions seem to have re-interpeted the OFX specification which results in data being interpreted incorrectly and thus stored incorrectly.
    Eg. credit vs debit

    2) Auto-commit Reminders (applies to the current file on this computer), this is a preference specific to the one machine. E.g. If the data file in question is a synced/shared file.

    I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have further questions or need any assistance.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by -Kevin N. on 29 Sep, 2020 04:35 PM

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    Hi Maddy,

    Thank you for your reply and explanation of the options.

    These items should be included in the text of the 'Network' knowledge base article.

    -Kevin N.

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 29 Sep, 2020 10:15 PM

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    Hi Maddy,

    I would suggest the Auto-Commit options needs some further explanation, for example it is applicable when syncing and delays committing reminders to after the first syncing pass has completed in order to avoid duplication of reminders when they are present on more than one system.

    As Kevin said the information should be included in the Knowledge Base article on the Network.

  4. 4 Posted by -Kevin N. on 29 Sep, 2020 10:32 PM

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    Hi Maddy,

    Along the lines of forum member dwg's suggestion. There should be some instructions as to whether 'Auto-commit' should be ticked in the Primary synced machine, the Secondary synced machine or both and maybe a little insight as to why.

    Some will question why there is an 'Auto-commit' option in the 'Reminder' form and in 'Preferences'. I think that too should be cleared up.

    -Kevin N.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Maddy on 01 Oct, 2020 12:34 PM

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    Thank you all for sharing your views and suggestions.

    We have taken them into consideration and we have updated the Knowledge Base article accordingly.

    Please, let us know if you have further questions or need more assistance.

    Thank you

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  6. 6 Posted by dwg on 01 Oct, 2020 09:13 PM

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    Unfortunately I do not think a User would be any more enlightened as to which system(s) they should set the Auto-Commit option on. As Kevin said should it be on the primary only, just on any secondary or should it be enabled on all systems?

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Sean Reilly on 01 Oct, 2020 10:24 PM

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    Hi dwg,

    Great point. I've added a bit that clarifies that with the following:

    By default this option is enabled on the computer that created the data set, and disabled on the rest. We recommend enabling this option only on the computer which is the most used and most often connected to the Internet.


  8. 8 Posted by dwg on 01 Oct, 2020 10:27 PM

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    Thanks for the clarification Sean.

  9. Maddy closed this discussion on 02 Oct, 2020 08:47 AM.

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