Mapping multiple accounts using Direct Connect (Proposed Update to Direct Connect Article)

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04 Jun, 2019 10:53 PM


The Direct Connect Knowledge Base article lacks detail for a very important step used in mapping accounts correctly (for individuals with more than one account at the same Financial Institution).

After the words:

Select "Next" then specify the account you'd like to download the data into. You'll then be prompted for your ID and Password.

(There is an inserted graphic of the ID/PWD Screen)

The next step is missing, the "Online Banking Signup" Screen, where the user has to then map one of the available accounts listed by the bank to the same account selected in the sidebar (and prior to entering your login info).

The missing screen is attached below. The RED ARROW indicates the step at which many users on this forum are confused about and/or miss.

IF the correct account presented by the OFX server at the Financial Institution is not selected at this point, the account will map to the first on the list. In the case shown below, I had selected Checking from the sidebar and also prior to login, yet the first account displayed by my bank is "Money Market...". My bank clearly indicates which accounts are which (along with redacted account number), however, I understand that some banks only provide account numbers at this stage. It would be very easy to just assume that you've already made your selection for the correct account and skip by this screen quickly. Additionally, there may be a delay for this information to show up, which can also make it easier to miss.

I have seen this mapping error reported numerous times on this forum. Additional instructions and a new screenshot could be added to assist the new Moneydance Customer in avoiding this often repeated mistake .



  1. 1 Posted by TonyRI on 07 Jun, 2019 03:03 PM

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    PS Wording Update suggested to the "Online Banking Signup" Screen (above)

    Please choose the account that you wish to use.
    NOTE: If you have MORE than one account, you may have to click the dropdown selector to choose the correct account (below).

  2. 2 Posted by TonyRI on 11 Jun, 2019 04:42 PM

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    A recent example of the problem as it persists:

  3. 3 Posted by Dee on 12 Jun, 2019 07:24 AM

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    Yes, TonyRI, this would be very helpful. An alternative to this would be that when user clicks on next, the pull-down menu would be on the next screen, instead of skipping by this important item. IMHO the problem is really that the programmers have one screen doing double duty. Thanks for helping.

  4. 4 Posted by TonyRI on 12 Jun, 2019 10:54 AM

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    Thanks for your input and support Dee. Much appreciated! :)

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Maddy on 12 Jun, 2019 12:23 PM

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    Hi Tony ,

    Thanks for your valuable feedback and suggested improvement to our knowledge base. We'll update this article , so it reflects the changes you’ve mentioned, as soon as possible.
    Once again, thank you!

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  6. 6 Posted by TonyRI on 12 Jun, 2019 09:40 PM

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    This comment was split into a new private discussion: Mapping multiple accounts using Direct Connect (Proposed Update to Direct Connect Article)

    Thank you very much Maddy, I appreciate your response and look forward to the update.

    I'd also like to congratulate you on your new position with IK and offer you my best wishes! You'll probably see me hanging around the forum from time to time. I try to help out when I can.

    Take care,

    Tony :)

    PS No reply is necessary. You guys have enough to do! Thanks again and Good Luck!

  7. System closed this discussion on 11 Sep, 2019 09:50 PM.

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