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  • how do I delete previous years records
    Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:52 PM

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  • Why? If you are doing it to make the file smaller, you probably will be disappointed.

    If you want to do that for another reason, such to neaten up, there is a procedure.

    Money has operation called Archive. For most users, it does not do what
    they wish it did. So for them, the advice is don't do it. Those who
    are looking to make the file appreciably smaller are usually disappointed.

    Archive makes a copy of the file being archived, and gives it a name
    with Archive added. You provide a date to Money when you archive, and
    Money removes non-investment transactions that have earlier dates. It
    adjusts the account Opening Balance to compensate for the removed transactions.

    There is no way to fully re-integrate the older transactions with the newer
    ones. There is an incomplete way that takes some effort. For most, the best
    thing is to generate reports that cover the date range of interest, but to
    keep all of the data present.

    Now you may be the person who will want to Archive despite the potential disadvantages.

    To Archive, click File->Archive, and follow the directions.

    Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:19 PM