On 2018.02.08 19:48, Jack wrote:
On 2018.02.08 19:30, Jack wrote:
On 2018.02.08 19:13, Jack Ostroff wrote:
I just tried doing my monthly ofximports to update my investment
accounts (Merrill Lynch). Based on some notation in the ofx
produced by Merrill Lynch, certain transactions have their income
assigned to the category "_Dividend". Oddly, however, I had closed
this category in the past so it would not be used. Today, two
transactions were imported and assigned to this category - but I
now can't edit them, since it is not allowed to edit a transaction
using a closed account. I know I can reopen the account, fix the
transaction, and then re-close it - but isn't it a bug to assign a
new transaction to a closed account?
(Well - the first message probably won't make it to the list anyway,
since I sent from an unsubscribed account)
This is even stranger than I thought. The _Dividend category is NOT
left over from previous use. KMM just created it. These two
imported transactions are the ONLY transactions in this category.
When I go to edit this category, the dialog says "New Account
Dialog" but there is no indication of an open or closed status. If
I try to delete the category, the list of other categories for
assigning the transactions is empty, so I can't delete it.
I can "Accept" the transactions using it, which removes the yellow
background color. However, I cannot (re)open it, I cannot delete
it. I cannot edit the transactions using it. I cannot delete the
transactions using it. Huh? Do I have to remove them by editing
the kmy file?
Things get better. After doing everything I could with this account
(marking the two imported transactions as "not marked" so I could
reconcile the account at 31 Jan 2018, I tried to save, but got an
uncaught error "Unknown account id 'A000149' in file
line 206. The problem is that that account (looking into the kmy
file) IS the investment account with the problem transactions. I'm
going to wait for tomorrow to look into the last saved copy of the
file to see what it actually in there. I do have a recent enough
backup to start again from one or two days ago, but I hate to have to
do that, especially if I don't know I'll end up going down the same
I get that uncaught error just doing a File/Close, no need to save.
Unfortunately, my last backup is too many days ago - just before I did
the January reconcile for some other accounts, which was before I tried
working on the Investment accounts. I'm going to keep all the various
auto backup and most recent "bad" files to help with any
troubleshooting, but it looks like I'm going to start over from my last
known good backup, and leave the investment accounts alone until we
know what the problem is.
I'll also try to create a test file which shows the error with a file
ofx import of just the one day that includes those odd interest