POSTing split transactions

Do you have an example of creating a new transaction that is split? I've tried several things through the API, but nothing seems to work. Is this supported? If not, do you have a timeline for it? If it is supported, can we have an example json that works? Thanks!

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  • Hey Robert ! For right now, adding split transactions through the API isn't supported ( ), but I added it to our list of feature requests!

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    • Robert
    • robertmiles3
    • 7 mths ago
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    Is there an ETA on when split transaction support will be added to the API? It's been about 6 weeks so was just wondering. I'm waiting on this for a few use cases.

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    • Robert We don't have an ETA for this but it's still on the list!

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  • I would love this feature! I hope it comes soon!

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  • +1 to this feature -- my use case would be for divvying my paystub up. My current workflow is to take my direct deposit transaction and manually split earnings, deductions, taxes, etc. I've written a Python script to scrape the paystub PDF and grab all that information. If I could PATCH an existing transaction to split it automatically, then I could automate this completely!

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  • Hi. Another +1 for this feature. The multi-currency add-on would need this to convert the amount of subtransactions.

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  • How can anyone budget without splitting transactions - balancing with checking account is a mess without this feature:(

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  • Another vote for this feature.  Basically every use for the API that I have involves split transactions.

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  • I would also like to be able to patch in split transactions.

    What I want to be able to do, is set aside tax on income transactions in a verifiable manner.

    In YNAB4, I used to set a month-category note detailing the transactions that allocation covered. YNAB online doesn't seem to have per-month category notes anymore.

    The best way I can think of doing this now is adding a split category on income transactions between my tax category and the To be Budgeted category. I would much prefer to be able to do this via the API rather than a lot of clicking and work with calc.

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  • Yes!  Want this!  Need this!

    Incidentally, I tried to export a transaction that was split 5 ways to a csv and then import those same transactions back into YNAB (again via the csv) and what I got was 3 separate transactions in YNAB: two were missing, and they weren't recorded as a split in YNAB.  Seems a little buggy to me...

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    • Slate Blue Lion This isn't documented well, but the budget export CSV wasn’t designed to be re-imported via FBI, nor does FBI support splits. Sorry you ran into that!


      FBI == file-based import

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  • George Thanks for replaying. YNAB is great--but I do have a hard time believing that what is exported from YNAB can't be re-imported exactly. It just doesn't make sense. There is a real use case for FBI of potentially MANY transactions. Seems like a major deficiency. See, for example:

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    • Slate Blue Lion I understand your frustration. Please be patient, the API is relatively new and starting to grow. We have a lot of ideas for building it out, but it will take time. 

      I've noted your and Alfred 's interest. Thanks for your feedback.

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    • Alfred
    • firnnauriel
    • 1 mth ago
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    Looking forward to see this feature too. I'm planning an app that will basically improves the split transaction experience in the current web app UI. I hope this will be released soon.

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