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  • 1. M2006 Unsuccessful Update = " Adjust your balance to zero ?"
    Have others seen this ? : new month so I just did a Connect to Online Services ( to fetch a statement) and UNLIKE m2004 it doesn't show me " Successful" or " FAILURE" , instead I see the " Read Online Statement" in the left margin. Since I get dividends and have my money in CASH vs Money Market Fund, I am expecting to see a " does not balance - adjust shares?" box. BUT, tonight it apparently did not connect to any of my funds, so when I clicked NEXT, the program wanted to "adjust my shares" to ZERO ! Would be nice to get a " Cannot Connect" message rather than offering to wipe out all of my info ? Can anyone think of a reason WHY they would do away with a "failure to connect" message ? Do these people operate in a real world ? Are they allowed to go outside and handle their own money - Sheeesh . I went to "View all accounts" and THERE I see: Unsuccessful Update across from the accounts. That's the only way I know that it didn't work - so be careful. They should have an " UPDATE" link on THAT page so the user can see if it worked. Bobb

found the problem

Postby ranjan » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 19:44:44 GMT

I solved the problem in Program setting, by setting the base currency.
Hope this helps others with the same issue.


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