Duplicate Checking & Assigning Downloaded Transactions To A Specific Category

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jon.albright

19 May, 2017 03:14 AM

First: If I create an automatic transaction using the Reminders tool for a specific transaction BEFORE I download my bank transactions, when I download my bank transactions, will Moneydance catch the duplicate and either prompt me to choose to delete it or delete it itself?

Second: Will Moneydance auto assign a downloaded transaction to a specific category or will I have to manually edit in order to choose the correct category? If it will do this, how do you set it up?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Henry on 19 May, 2017 07:29 AM

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    Hi Jon,

    Thank you for contacting us.
    The function 'Automatically Merge Downloaded Transactions' sounds like the answer to both of your questions. To enable this option, click File → Preferences → Network, and select “Automatically Merge Downloaded Transactions”.

    When enabled it performs two functions automatically as transactions are imported or downloaded.

    A) As each transaction is imported if the download transaction is a sufficiently close match to a transaction that already exists in the register (probably a manually entered transaction) the two would be merged together. The purpose being to remove duplicates on download. Transactions need to have exactly the same amount to be considered a merge eligible match.

    B) As each transaction is imported if the download transaction has a sufficiently close description/payee to one of the transactions already in the register the incoming transaction is considered a "Repeat payee". In such a case the category and description of the incoming transaction are set to equal those of the transaction it matched to.

    Henry
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by jon.albright on 19 May, 2017 09:52 PM

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    Thanks for the quick response Henry,

    Is there any way the trial version can be set to function as if I had purchased it and then if purchase isn't made, cease to function after 30 days? Having a limited number of allowed transactions to enter doesn't let me fully evaluate all the functionality and the normal experimentation I would typically do with a trial version. So far, I like what I have seen but would like to make that request.

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    Jon Albright

    Henry,

    Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:29:25 PM, you wrote:

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Henry on 22 May, 2017 11:30 AM

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    Hi Jon,

    We have the 90 day money back guarantee in that case. Which takes some of the risk away. Does that seem like an option for you?

    Henry
    Infinite Kind Support

  4. 4 Posted by jon.albright on 24 May, 2017 09:39 PM

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    Henry, I decided to go a different route. I was not able to successfully import bank transactions without duplicating already existing transactions. I had to manually choose to either ok a transaction or to merge it and just don't have enough time in the day.

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    Jon Albright

    Henry,

    Monday, May 22, 2017, 1:30:12 AM, you wrote:

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