What does the import button do?
Hi all! I'm looking to understand what this button is supposed to do. I've read that you cannot currently make YNAB sync bank transactions on command (an unfortunate limitation, especially when you are trying to troubleshoot something), but instead that it will sync each morning around midnight and otherwise once every 8 (or 12?) hours.
However, that leads to some confusion about why this import button exists on a linked account. It seems to have no purpose other than to tell me that there are no transactions to import (which it doesn't actually know, because it isn't checking with my bank on click).
So it begs the question, what does this button actually do?
Are you saying that by design it is simply another way to get you to the unapproved transactions similar to the banner i described above?
Yes, here is a screenshot I just grabbed (I luckily just had a couple of transactions pop over). See how the number is now after the "import"? They do the same thing, but in different ways.
Clicking the banner takes you to a screen where you approve the transactions, and that's all you see on the screen.
If you click the import button, it will just throw the transactions down into your account register and you approve them there.
It's a "more than one way to shear a sheep" kind of thing.