Duplicate transactions

CharlotteCharlotte Administrator Posts: 621 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 Administrator Posts: 29 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 Administrator Posts: 29 admin

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

  • ZZagZZag Member Posts: 2

    Used it today. Great time saver!! Thank you

  • AlexiaAlexia Administrator Posts: 3,315 admin

    Happy to hear it, @ZZag!

  • tommytommy Member Posts: 2

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

  • AlexiaAlexia Administrator Posts: 3,315 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 Administrator Posts: 29 admin

    @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.

    edited August 9, 2018
  • 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: 3,315 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: 3,315 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 Administrator Posts: 29 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.

  • MunishMunish Member Posts: 1

    Thanks for adding this feature, this will help. It will be great if we can setup recurring transactions and system can generate those automatically.

  • P4NCHP4NCH Member Posts: 4

    Hi new user here, a quick question if I may?

    1. I understand from the comments above that the duplicate billing isn't available (August). Any news on this?

    2. Something that I would find useful, the ability to create a recurring bill. As we all have bills that come in let's say on the first of the month, every month. Setting them to recur into the queue then manually confirming the payment would be amazing! Here's hoping I'm either missing something or it's your the roadmap!

  • James_HudsonJames_Hudson Administrator Posts: 92 admin

    Hey @P4NCH , at the moment duplicate and recurring billing aren't on the immediate roadmap; however, the Bills page is at the center of some of our new features, so it's likely to be getting some love from our team moving forward. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Zoe5Zoe5 Member Posts: 1

    Is it possible to duplicate a journal entry? We need this feature to facilitate our quarterly sales tax refund or payment tracking. Right now each of our journal entry contains 6 lines - 3 for federal tax and 3 for provincial tax. I can imaging that for companies on monthly reporting it's a lot of lines to manually enter.

  • LevyLevy Member Posts: 2

    First of all, thanks for the entire Wave team for this amazing Software!
    I'd just like to emphasise the importance of having the option of recurring billing, this will save me so much time, to simply set up all basic monthly cost, line rental, software utilities etc.
    This seems rather basic and rather simple to create.

  • CharlotteCharlotte Administrator Posts: 621 admin

    @Zoe5 @Levy thank you very much for your feedback. If you'd like to elaborate on where these features fit in your business workflows, please feel free to create a discussion in the main Wave Features category. Either way, we really appreciate hearing from you!

  • megh9contactmegh9contact Member Posts: 3

    I am not able to understand on which screen this feature is available.
    I am looking for a feature to duplicate bill(similar to invoice) and duplicate Journal Transactions.

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