Imbalance - what does one do with it?

Asked by ChrisNZ

Using KMyMoney 1.0.2 (KDE3.5.10)

I have two accounts one that I do all my banking in, the other seams to be a duplicate called "imbalance" that has appeared and I dont know why it has been created? Since i didnt create it and dont maintain it, the balances are huge, and all in the Red. However my main account is fine. I cant find anything in the help manual for it either!

What do I do with this account?

Why was it created?

Can I delete it without it rebuilding itself again and losing any data from the main account?

What have other folks found on this subject?


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Hei Ku (asoliverez) said :

This might happen when you create imbalanced transactions.
By any chance, in the account you say it's ok, do you see any transaction in a different color?

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ChrisNZ (mintynz) said :

Hi Hei Ku

It is possible that I did at some stage create an imbalanced transaction. If I remove one trans from the imbalanced data it removes it from the main account. All trans's in the imbalanced account are showing as being cleared, so I ran the reconcile step on them and they all reconciled ok.

Now I do notice that all trans's in this situation occurred between 11/06/2008 and 29/07/2009 - inside of the opening of the account. It may have occurred when I tried to import these months from a qif file at the time, and simply did not notice this 'imbalance' acct begin? I suppose the upside is that after the 29/07/09 entry no other new data was created. The file ends there?

And No, no other colour's are showing in the data of either files.

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Best Hei Ku (asoliverez) said :

It is possible that this account had been created by importing files. Now, you should figure out where those transactions really belong to, or if you should erase them.

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ChrisNZ (mintynz) said :

Thanks Hei Ku, that solved my question.