Feature Request: move money between categories

Hi!

First of all, thank you very much for opening up YNAB with this API. I'm very excited about the possibilities.

I just started working on an entry for the API competition but I ran into a little roadblock. As far as I can see there is currently no way to move money between categories. Is this correct? I have a terrific idea for an app that uses the API but it would require this functionality. Are there plans to add this?

thanks!

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    • karkar112000
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    • karkar112000
    • 9 mths ago
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    Hi Roel Spruit

    If you click on the available balance in any category it brings up a little box that allows you to move money from that category to another category.  This is for the iPad app.

    Good luck with the contest!

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  • karkar112000  thanks but I was referring to doing this via the API, not doing it in the YNAB apps.

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  • Roel Spruit - You're right! Currently you can only modify transactions through the API. I passed along the request to our developers, but I don't have a timeline on if or when it might be implemented.

    I'm sorry you had a great idea using that functionality! Hopefully there are other ones rattling around in your brain that you can use for the contest :) 

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      • Aquamarine_Piranha.3
      • 9 mths ago
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      Angela Thank you for your quick reply! I'll try to work around it.

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  • Hello,

    So excited about the opportunities with this API and the cool competition you guys have going! I am also working on an API solution that would need the ability to move money between budgeted categories. Would love to know if this is something that would be added soon or if I should pivot completely since my solution would lean heavily on the ability to move money between budgeted categories and the due date for the competition is quickly approaching!

     

    Thanks,

     

    Roman 

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      • Roel Spruit
      • Aquamarine_Piranha.3
      • 9 mths ago
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      Roman Kolyvanov FYI I figured out a "workaround" (some might call it a hack ;) for now. You can create a transaction to remove money from a category and then create another transaction to have money coming into a different category. Of course this messes up your account history (they are basically fake transactions) but the endresult is the same.

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  • PATCH /budgets/{budget_id}/months/{month}/categories/{category_id} was introduced a few weeks back, which allows you to update budgeted amounts for categories.  You can implement "Move Money" by adjusting budgeting in 2 categories.

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