Income/Expense Register View Account Column Labeled Wrong

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29 Dec, 2009 02:03 AM

The column showing the account name for entries/transactions in the income and expense registers is still (MD 2010 build 735) mislabeled as "category" when it should be "account".

The good news though is that the "batch change account" and "batch change category" functions now let you select any of the accounts or categories so that you can use the function to move the transaction where you want it to go; as long as you remember that changing the account moves between categories and changing categories moves between accounts.

  1. 1 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 04 Jan, 2010 04:51 PM

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    Categories and accounts are essentially interchangeable and are dealt with in the same field. This field allows you to select either a category or an account. This column is labeled as "Category" because that is how most people use it. Personally, I use it for categories in all situations except when I am making transfers between accounts- in those cases the category must be the other account which is impacted by the transfer.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  2. 2 Posted by avp2 on 04 Jan, 2010 08:53 PM

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    It is true category and account are treated similarly in MD (though not exactly the same, no initial balance for instance), but I think you are mistaken that most people see them as the same.

    In any case, it makes sense that the register column showing where the "other half" of each (double entry) transaction can be found should be labeled "category" in an account register. It makes no sense that it should be labeled the same in a category register where the other half of the transaction is almost always going to be in an account.

    Maybe the column should be labeled "from/to" and only one "batch change from/to" command/function be available.

  3. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 24 Jul, 2011 07:10 PM.

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