- laynerogersParticipantOctober 18, 2021 at 6:14 pmPost count: 1
Why can’t we create transactions that repeat forever? It’s not like I’m going to stop paying my mortgage in two years or not have a water bill. Many of my transactions are set to autopay and are long term subscriptions, so having to pay attention to the expiration date for recurring transactions doesn’t make sense.
- RobertParticipantOctober 22, 2021 at 1:52 pmPost count: 1
I set mine for the max number of times instead of using dates. The maximum number of times monthly is 120 which is 10 years. Not forever, but enough that I don’t have to think about it for a while.
- ValZhoParticipantFebruary 1, 2022 at 10:15 amPost count: 13
I assume that this is a limitation of how transactions are stored in the database — that when you create a repeating event it generates all of the separate transactions in the database all at once. As such, there would have to be a limitation to the maximum number that you could create lest you crash the system, etc., i.e., repeat forever would = infinite loop creating transactions.
Might there be a different way to do repeating transactions? Maybe, but it gets a whole heck of a lot trickier with this kind of system as opposed to your typical budgeting system or task manager that just generates a new item when you mark the current one complete.
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