Then I guess I can't help you. Whenever I do this for the 401ks I track, I:
1) Have investments defined as mutual funds.
2) Use Buy Investment/CD transactions in the cash account with the total
amount for each investment set to the dollar figure of the contribution.
Depending on the plan, I then either use $1 per share and let Money compute
the shares as equal to the total, or enter, as available, the NAV or the
quantity purchased. If the NAV is input, I tab to the next field, letting
Money compute the number of shares, then I tab back to price, delete it, tab
back to number of shares and round to the digits used by the plan.
This has always worked and, done correctly, never thrown a commission or
changed the total value. I have experience with this method in Money
versions from whichever was the first to support investments (M95? M97?)
I can also say this: IF you start a transaction that has any of the values
filled in, Money relentlessly tries to hold QTY/PRICE/TOTAL constant and, as
long as it can solve that equation, will put any change in commission.
That's why I emphasized the **technique** I did. I have certainly seen cases
where Money relentlessly tries to do the kind of thing you describe until I
get all the data out and then start putting back only the known/fixed
quantities of Total and Shares or Total and Price.
Is downloaded data involved?
Is Essential (anything) involved (M05/6 only)?
Quote:> If you are talking about the single transaction (not the entire 2 years of
> transaction data already entered) I have already done this... over and
> and over... It always seems to bring the $ total back to $100, remainder
> into Commission, and the qty adjusted accordingly...