Time zone or settable time for scheduling

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What time does the schedule use for transferring funds? It would be nice to be able to set a time for transfer or a timezone so it transfers at the start of the day.
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Andrew Scriha

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Posted 8 years ago

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Audrey Chau

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Hi Andrew,

EEBA updates scheduled items at 3AM pacific standard time. I know it must be frustrating for users in different time zones, but I'm sorry we have not developed the capability for EEBA to change its update time.

This is not ideal, but if you would really like to see your transfers earlier in the day, you can set an earlier date so that the scheduled item is performed at 3AM PST the day earlier. Then go back and edit the date in the transaction history.

Thanks for the user feedback and I will add your voice to our feature-tracker.
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Craig Mills

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I second this feature request.

Here in Australia, it is 8pm and my scheduled transactions have not yet come through.

All I am doing is just waiting for it to come through as normal, and on the iphone ignore the negative balance, and as the red moves in from the right, imagine the white on the left bar as green. I guess when the scheduled transaction takes affect as income, the white will turn green and the red will turn white. (or tne fully red will be less red???)
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Audrey Chau

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Hi Craig,

The amount of green you will see all depends on how much you've allocated for the budget period!

And I'll add your voice to our feature request tracker. Thanks for the feedback from Australia.
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MarkM

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I third the vote for timezone support! I'm in China, 10 hours off from EST and it's frustrating to not have the automatic transfers happen on time!
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Steven Tafzil, Employee

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Hi Mark,

Thanks for the feedback, I've added your comments to the tracker!
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MarkM

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I know I've already been "added" to this comment, but let me just say again that this is a really necessary adjustment to make. I'm in China, 10 hours ahead of Pacific time, and so I've set my automatic transactions to post at the end of the month instead of the first day of the month--that way they're posted on the first of the month for me. In this case, my envelopes filled on January 31, Pacific time.

Unfortunately, this creates a series of problems, because all of my transactions in the afternoon/evening of January 31 (China time) subtracted from February's budget instead of January's. Thus, I "started the month" with some my envelopes substantially off.

So, it looks like I can either have it post on February 1st, and spend my January budget the morning of February 1st, or I can have it post on January 31st, and spend my February budget on the evening of January 31st. Either option is bad.

We need timezone support!
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Karisa Russell, Official Rep

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Hi Jon and Sharmaine, 

Yes we recently rolled out Custom Time Zones! Glad to hear you're liking it :D 

We've been checking ourselves to make sure it's working correctly, but we'd love your feedback. Let us know if your scheduled transactions are posting when you think they should be. 
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Sharmaine

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Hi Karisa,

Scheduled transactions seem to be working fine. I logged onto GoodBudget at 10AM my time and my scheduled transaction was already activated.

Though future scheduled transactions that are activated "Now" though still activate for yesterday (Feb. 28) instead of today (Mar. 1), so those are still being activated for the default timezone.

Thank you, team, for your hard work! :)
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Karisa Russell, Official Rep

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Hi Sharmaine, 

Yay! Thanks for the feedback! 

Yes, it's true that when you 'Record Now' those transactions will still use our server's local time. 

Thanks again
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Colin Grant

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Is that intentional, Karisa? We do seem to have two definitions of "now" now :-)
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Karisa Russell, Official Rep

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Hi Colin, 

Well, I think the answer to your question would be that 'Record Now' isn't international, since it's not using your timezone. Is that what you mean?