make past descriptions available to all accounts

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29 Oct, 2009 01:02 AM

I have a suggestion. I love that past Description fields (i.e., most often the Payees in a transaction) autofill as I create new transactions. Also nice is that the Category is also remembered.

But this is true only for one particular account. When I make similar payments to a Payee with the same Category, but with a different credit card, for instance, I would like all those past information remembered when I'm in that account in Moneydance.

A work around that I've been using lately is to just record the transaction in the account which remembers it! Then move the entry to the account where I actually made the transaction. Works, but obviously not elegant. The nice thing with this solution is that once the transaction is in that account, there will then be the memory.

  1. 1 Posted by John Selden on 31 Oct, 2009 05:14 AM

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    I agree that this is a good idea.

  2. 2 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 13 Nov, 2009 04:57 PM

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    Thank you for your suggestions for improvements to Moneydance.

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  3. 3 Posted by g on 29 Dec, 2009 12:51 PM

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    I agree as well. If there is a ticket for it, I'll vote for it.

    I actually thought I had suggested this before and was looking for it here or in Trac to see if there was any update. But, alas, I couldn't find it. Perhaps it was in the previous forum.

  4. 4 Posted by Ben Spencer on 29 Dec, 2009 02:41 PM

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    I searched through the trac system and could not find a ticket for this issue so I created one based on Robs post. Here is the link:


  5. 5 Posted by beallucas on 15 Oct, 2010 04:41 PM

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    I agree with this 100%. This is a glaring omission. Please can Moneydance fix this, it seems like it would be an easy update.


  6. 6 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 15 Oct, 2010 05:57 PM

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    I've attached the ticket for this feature request, number 2437, to this discussion. By posting in this discussion your interest in the ticket has been registered. This is equivalent to voting for it. We will post on this forum thread if and when there are further developments on this topic.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance,

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  7. 7 Posted by Noble One on 21 Nov, 2010 07:23 AM

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    I love past description but I also quite like that it is account specific! (cuts down on a lot of stuff to sift through).

    If it is a straight change, then I wouldn't like this.

    However, if regular transactions from one account took precedence over those from another account, that should keep everyone happy!

  8. 8 Posted by -Kevin N. on 21 Nov, 2010 02:52 PM

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    I favor the stipulation that forum member Noble One makes in post # 8.
    -Kevin N

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