Hats off, @lightcap, for thinking out of the box. I hadn’t considered this kind of workflow…
I did a little testing and I don’t think this really works… not because it isn’t possible, but because we’ve added some safeguards to which transactions turn up in the reconcile workflow. The safeguards make the process untenable (to me at least).
The issues as I see them:
- I JUST published an update to the
Add Manual Transaction sidebar that prevents flagging transactions for reconciliation for manual/non-feeds accounts (the dropdown now disappears). The idea for the change is that typically we are reconciling only with feeds-driven accounts where feed data arrives (for reconciliation) after a manual transaction may capture the initial action. This change means you can’t do what @heather suggests and assign the Apple Card transactions to a new manual account; you’d actually have to leverage a live account (and why would you use the Import CSV workflow on a live account? ).
- The reconcile wizard requires a matching
Account ID (sometimes this column is hidden) between the transactions to flag a match and the Import CSV workflow does not assign
Account IDs. So, to make this work, you’d have to paste in fake account IDs (that don’t have the
manual: prefix for manually created accounts).
- The reconcile wizard requires a non-feeds (no
manual: prefix for manually-created transactions)
Transaction ID (sometimes this column is hidden) in the transaction coming from the CSV workflow to flag a match.
Essentially, to make this work, you’d have to fake in a feeds account (without a
manual: prefix in its
Account ID as when these accounts are created by the Manual Balance workflow in TMF), apply that
Account ID to imported rows from the CSV importer, and then also create fake
Transaction IDs (without a
manual: prefix) to all imported rows… and then… it will probably work.
Sorry to disappoint.