Eric Poulin
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This plays into our design discussions about how to track last consolidated dates to calculate when you do a bank import where do we start the import… not from the beginning of the file because… we all change the name of the entries to something meaningful in CalendarBudget – but the bank import has nearly useless titles.  Also, we cannot go simply on the amount of the transaction since sometimes we combine or split bank entries — such as a bank transaction for $100 at a grocery store, which we track as $80 food and $20 household items. 

So… our current thoughts are to use the ending daily balance as a marker.  If the balance at the end of the day (including all transactions whether combined, split or normal) is the same as the end day balance from the bank import, we’ll assume that day is correctly consolidated and not include it.  We’ll do this from the beginning of the bank import file and keep ignoring data until there is a discrepancy.  Once we find a discrepancy, we’ll collect that data and present it to you for proper naming/categorization, etc.

In this scenario – if you’ve been manually consolidating, or if your plan exactly matches actual – the bank import will understand that because the daily balances should match. 

Now, if you decide not to use bank imports, your suggestion to flag some bills as paid or not may have some merit.  We can always use that right click menu – however, its very uncommon on the web to use right click.  Most people will never know its there to use it.