Opening balance date and bank feeds

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Opening balance date and bank feeds

I would like to begin using myob on 1st January 2019.
I have already set up bank feeds. 

Myob will not let me set the opening balance date to a future date so I am assuming I need to wait until the 1st Jan. 

Can I assume that myob will disregard the bank fees transactions prior to the 1st January? 

Or- do I need to set the start date to

be the same as when my bank feeds started which was 9th December?

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Re: Opening balance date and bank feeds

Hi @HillsNeuroRehab 


You are correct that the opening balance date in MYOB Essentials cannot be set to a future date. Additionally, since the opening balance (or starting balance) is the balance of the accounts when you started using Essentials, therefore, you cannot have any transactions dated before the opening balance date. 


You can quickly check that by changing the opening balance date to the current date. If there are any transactions dated earlier than the new opening balance date, Essentials will notify you. They will need to be deleted before the change can go through. Bank Feeds transactions can also be deleted by our Bank Feeds team if desired, you can request that by emailing with your account details, and the date(s) that you'd like the feeds removed (unreleasable).


Please feel free to let us know how you go, and if you need any further assistance.


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