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Problem with "include previous values" in personal budgeting

Good evening,I'm trying to use the "personal budget" functions and there is a behaviour that seems like a bug to me, but it is more likely that I've misunderstood something.The function discussed in the 11th point of your "Edit budget entry" guide's page (http://www.alzex.com/help/budget-edit.html?ms=QwBcFxA=&mw=MzAw&st=MA==&sct=NDc3) is very fundamental to me. This is the point that I'm experiencing problems with.There are two ways to track budget. Each period is independent and amount of expenses at the beginning of the period is always the same - previous values are ignored. When the "Include previous values" option is enabled, any over expenditure or money saving for the previous period is included in the next period and amount at the beginning of the period can be reduced or increased. Select the number of periods to be included.I need to use the "include previous values" option but it seems to me that the number of periods is not being taken into account.Please look the following screenshot (translation: giovedì 1 dicembre 2016 > thursday 1 december 2016, giovedì 30 novembre 2017 > thursday 30 november 2017). In the first month there is an overexpenditure. In the following ones there is a constant growth of the remainder but I expect this to be shown instead:Period - RemainderJan '17 - 13€Feb '17 - 53€Mar '17 - 80€Apr '17 - 80€etc. etc.0?ui=2&ik=22adc61ac8&attid=0Am I misunderstanding the way this option should work or is this a bug?Regards,Emanuele Di Blasi

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I attach to this request the original mail I sent to support, so the image can be seen

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Hello,

That's correct behaviour: money which you didn't spend in previous period go to the next period. That's why the available amount constantly rises if you don't have expense transactions.

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Good morning Alexandr,

I think I can write better what my problem is. A constant rise of the available amount is exactly what I'm looking for and it's not a problem.

The part that I'm not understanding is the following. What is the purpose of that number on the side of the "accumulate previous values"? How does that influence the available amount? Does it influence other values?

The guide just states that I should select the number of periods to be included, but it does not explain what happens when I do it. Basically there's not enough information to understand how does that work, so I can't use that function.

I think that function could solve an issue I had when I was using AceMoney, but firstly I need to fully understand how does that work. Could you please provide detailed information in this topic, or even better, in the official guide?

Regards,

Emanuele Di Blasi

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Only few previous periods will be calculated and that number shows how many. e.g. If you set 1 there, only previous month (December 2016) will be calculated, but not November, October and so on.

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Good morning Alexandr,

I'm sorry but I'm still not getting the point. It's not your fault.

May I ask you to provide me an example in which I can see and understand how does that parameter affect the calculations?

Thank you very much,

Emanuele Di Blasi

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Good afternoon Alexandr,

I finally managed to understand the behaviour of that number. When the "start" field has no value or its value is far enough from now, the number of previous values is used to set the available amount for the current period.

Please consider the issue closed.

Thanks,

Emanuele

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