New Goal Target Month Not Flowing through API

Hey guys! 

Very long time YNAB user starting to play around with the API. I noticed that the Categories Object when pulling from API doesn't update when the Goal Target Date has passed. 

For example, in the new goals features, I have a goal to have target balance by August 2020 and I set it to recurring each year. In YNAB UI, it correctly shows as of Jan 2021, Target Month is appropriately adjusted to show August 2021 and the calculations are updating fine. 

When pulling that same category via the API, only the original August 2020 Target Month comes through and there are no additional fields to let me know its supposed to be recurring and how long. 

My request:

Either update the goal_target_month to always be the current one (as of today)


leave goal_target_month as is and just give me a new field that lets me know I have to push it forward so many years/months/days, etc. 

Let me know if you have any questions and I can provide more information. 

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  • Hi Nexus_Nick ! Thanks for letting us know you were looking for a bit more data via the API about the current category goal rather than the original category goal. We're working on adding a few more goal fields to the Category object that should give you the information you're looking for. Keep an eye on our Release Notes for those changes, and let us know if you have any other questions in the meantime!

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      • 4 mths ago
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      Thanks Sarah (YNAB Support)

      I wasn’t sure what the best method was to reach the appropriate team in regards to this type of situation. Is there a preferred method? 

      via Community Forum?


      via Feature Request Form?

      Dont want to duplicate efforts. Let me know!
      Thanks - Nick

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