Duplicate transactions

CharlotteCharlotte Administrator Posts: 431 admin

We're happy to announce a new time saving feature for those repetitive transactions. Duplicate in a single click to save time on your bookkeeping.

Duplicate Transaction

Please note that you must save changes to the transaction you're editing before you will be able to duplicate it. Also note that payment transactions and transfers are not able to be duplicated at present.

What do you think of this feature? Has it been useful? Anything you think we can improve? Let us know below!


  • FSSFSS Member Posts: 1


  • JustinAJustinA Member, Administrator Posts: 14 admin

    @FSS Glad you're liking this feature! Have you been using it for a little while or did you just discover it through what's new? And what are you using it for, recurring expenses or something else?

  • SapnaSapna Member Posts: 3

    God sent! Thank you! Saves me a lot of time. I have recurrent expenses and journal entries.

  • JustinAJustinA Member, Administrator Posts: 14 admin

    Thanks for sharing @Sapna, glad you're finding the feature useful!

  • ZZagZZag Member Posts: 1

    Used it today. Great time saver!! Thank you

  • AlexiaAlexia Administrator Posts: 3,116 admin

    Happy to hear it, @ZZag!

  • tommytommy Member Posts: 1

    Still can't do this from transactions list? Painfully slow to do any work in this app.

  • AlexiaAlexia Administrator Posts: 3,116 admin

    Hi, @tommy.

    This is because you're still using the old version of Wave. We're working on moving everyone over to the new, much faster, version of Wave, but there are still a few things we need to finish before we can move everyone safely. Our priority here is to ensure the integrity of your data through that migration process, so we're being careful.

    We are aiming to be done moving everyone over within the next few months, so stay tuned. These new features are heading your way. If you'd like a preview of what the new version has to offer, try making a new Wave account. Every new account uses this new version by default, so you'd be able to see what's exactly what's on the way.

  • chris2chris2 Member Posts: 1

    I can't figure out how to duplicate bills! Even though the new feature announcement says that it should be possible to duplicate bills I can't find a way to do this. I use bills to account for my travel expenses and I drive to the same places a lot.

    The button in the screenshot above is inactive and I assume that if it wasn't it would not duplicate the bill behind the transaction??!!

    Please help!

  • JustinAJustinA Member, Administrator Posts: 14 admin
    edited August 9, 2018

    @chris2 Thanks for the feedback. The in app explanation could be more clear, going to see about updating that. Unfortunately there is not a way to duplicate bills at present. We disabled the duplication option on bill payments as it would just create another payment for the same amount on an existing bill, a rather uncommon case.

    Is there a way you can use a transaction rather than a bill to represent these travel expenses so that you can take advantage of the duplicate transaction feature? If you give me a few more details as to what you're logging on the bill and when/how you pay it I may be able to help come up with a solution for you.

  • UnWriteTheRulesUnWriteTheRules Member Posts: 3

    At last!! Hooray! One thing - I noticed that after I duplicate and save, it stays there right beside the original expense instead of sorting itself into date order. I know I can re-sort it manually, but it would make sense for it to slot in to the right space automatically. Thanks for the feature!

  • AlexiaAlexia Administrator Posts: 3,116 admin

    Hi, @UnWriteTheRules.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention! I tried it on my end and refreshing the page after you save the new date on the duplicated transaction moves it to the right spot. It's not quite instant, but if you want everything moved to the place where it should be, you just need to refresh your browser.

  • UnWriteTheRulesUnWriteTheRules Member Posts: 3

    Brilliant. Thanks for letting me know!

  • AlexiaAlexia Administrator Posts: 3,116 admin

    Happy to help out!

  • FAS123FAS123 Member Posts: 2

    Hi the auto categorise is abit slow, is there a easier way to get it to recognise a similar transaction and assisgn the same account to that

  • JustinAJustinA Member, Administrator Posts: 14 admin

    @FAS123 Thanks for reaching out. I'm not quite sure what you're referring to when you say the auto categorise is a bit slow, can you give me a few more details of what you're trying to do? Generally speaking, search or other filters to group similar transactions, followed by bulk editing the category is likely the quickest way to achieve what you describe.

  • AngryGamesIncAngryGamesInc Member Posts: 2

    Thank you for this! It'll make my repetitive monthly payroll journal entry a snap.

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