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Unable to remove a stop date once set for scheduled transactions #400

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brownnrl opened this Issue Dec 5, 2014 · 1 comment

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brownnrl commented Dec 5, 2014

I thought I'd poke around the forum because I was curious, went to the first post. Bug or feature? Or is there already a way to do this that I missed? Feel free to close the ticket if there is...

This may seem like a dumb question but I added a stop date to a scheduled transaction to try a scenario and now i can not remove the stop date. What is the process for making this happen?

Thank,
Tim

My response:

I've used moneyguru also, and contributed a bit to the code. But I can't manage to delete a stop date either! I'm not the maintainer though, so there could be some way of doing this.

The date editor code maps both the backspace and the delete key to the same method (for the Qt side at least, don't know if you are using a Mac), which acts more like a “revert the last change you just made to the month, day or year portion of the date.”

Work-around until this is fixed:

* Make the stop date year one older than the year you project that you will be alive (use all 9's if uncertain)… 
* Re-create the scheduled transaction with the same start date.

I think I might write up a bug on the issue tracker for the next release if I can't find a way… Sorry for the inconvenience.

If you don't mind, what (one or more) methods do you think would best be used to clear the field? Here's some ideas off the top of my head:

* SHIFT + DELETE
* Button next to the field with an ‘X’ or ‘Clear Field’ label
* Right click + select delete from context menu.

Might also want to provide a confirmation for thick fingered mistakes…
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hsoft commented Dec 5, 2014

Yeah, I saw it (reference) but you were faster than me to answer. Thanks for such a detailed answer.

To my own surprise, no, it's not something that can currently be done. I seems like a gross overlook, but then again, I've never needed to do that...

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