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Overview panel and reports are displaying wrong results

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Overview panel and reports are displaying wrong results

You suddenly found out that the Overview panel and Reports are displaying erroneous results or data that doesn't correspond with what you have entered. This problem is rather rare but use to be the consequence of a corrupt index.

iCash documents are database files made of indexed tables and fields. A database index is similar to an index for an instruction manual or a book. When you want to locate something in a book it isn't necessary to read the entire book from cover-to-cover every time you want to find a specific piece of information. Instead, you just look in the index and go to the page that contains the information you’re looking for.

A database index is a special piece of information that functions in much the same way. When you perform a lookup of an account or a transaction by name, date, transaction type, and so on, iCash searches the index file for Name or Date, and then displays the results. iCash finds these lookups in just a fraction of a second because the database index file contains pointers that point to the location of the records in the database. This is why it's so much faster, to search an index than to have iCash search the entire database one record at a time.

However if that index is corrupt, it may point to the wrong records affecting directly the calculations.

iCash is secure and accurate storing your data and generating reports however a data accuracy checker has been included so you can re-index all the database table and re-calculate all balances using every single transaction. This system allows you to fix any inaccurate calculation or indexing issues. Just launch the data accuracy checker from the 'File | Tools | Check Data'... menu.


This tool performs a lot of checkings like:

New paragraph the re-indexation of the whole iCash document.
New paragraph the verification of all record pointers.
New paragraph the analyze of all transactions for inaccurate data.
New paragraph the calculation of all balances using all transactions.

There are times you will get the 'No error found' message however, as soon as you close the data checker, all your problems are gone. This is the result of the re-indexation of the database.

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iCash is a software intended to control your personal finance, keeping track of incomes, expenses, credits, debts and Banks transactions for you. As simple as creating the accounts you need and move money between them! You don't even need to know about accounting or even care about it! Your finances depends largely on good organization that lets you know where your money comes from and to where it goes.

iCash is an easy-to-use, full featured and multi-purpose Personal Finance Manager tool for macOS and Windows intended to help you control all kinds of money issues. iCash can serve several small accounting needs for either private users, or clubs, associations, self-employed, small businesses or simply to be used at home, making keeping track of incomes, expenses and Banks transactions a snap.

With a few clicks you can begin creating accounts and making transactions in minutes. iCash is versatil and user-friendly. For this reason it doesn't use the principle of double-entry bookkeeping making it much easier to be used by people with very little or no accounting knowledge at all.

Simply create accounts for all your expenses, incomes, Banks... and start moving money between them! iCash will then allow you to find out where all your money comes from and where it goes. All accounts are well organized according to user-defined categories and built-in types so reports can be tailored to include all records or only ones meeting specified criteria.

Cash also allows you to have as many money manager documents as necessary so you can control almost anything from Clubs, associations, home and so on at the same time.

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