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Backdated recurring bill

I have add some bill for the past that should be recurring.
If I add now (11-Dec.-2014) a monthly bill starting from 1st September it will not add the monthly payment off October, November and December, but says nex bill on January.
Please add the ability to create a full set of recurring bill starting from a back date.

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    Angelo Prandelli shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  AdminSplitwise Support (Admin, Splitwise) responded  · 

    Our recurring bill feature is probably one of the oldest pieces of code in the Splitwise service at this point. We’ve been meaning to update it for a while, but we’re a pretty small company, so it’s rare we find to the time to work on something that mostly works right. This is one of the broken pieces of recurring bills we’d like to fix when we can find the resources.

    Marshall

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      • Liam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Splitwise Team,

        Any update on this feature. As Javi mentioned, it's been 3 years now. I understand you are a small team but this 3 year delay is the kind of information potential customers use when assessing whether to upgrade to premium or not and the proactiveness of the developers.

        Also notice that this website doesn't have an ssl certificate. That concerns me (and Google!)

      • Javi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello, I created a monthly recurring expense but it started around 1 year ago. I assumed the system would create all due payments (individually), or at least sum all the money that everyone owes me. It only creates the first one and the next after today.
        Thank you!

      • Justin Clifford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just ran into an issue with this. Added an expense that recurs weekly, beginning today last week, but it only shows up as owing the payment once instead of twice since Splitwise uses the creation date for recurrences rather than the expense date. Certainly not the biggest deal in the world as in my case it's only one additional payment, but hope a fix/rewrite of this is still planned!

      • Anthony Woodman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be super. And I note that this is quite old!

        Additionally, you should lump in the fact that recurring bill edits should affect future bills, not just the one that you tweak. Generally, the recurring feature is one of the weaker points (and actually is super important for the way we use Splitwise - we have lots of recurring bills, and being able to adjust them (incl. retrospectively) would be the single biggest usability build).

        E.g. would have said that for me, this was way more important than the new UI.

      • Tim Cox commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also find this very useful as I have 3 years of bills that I'm entering. The recurring internet and insurance bills would be much easier to add if this feature was available. Right now I'll have to add them all manually.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, this would be super useful. Right now you can set the start date to be in the past, but it'll only create a single past occurence.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A way to set a recurring payment many months ago and to have it repeat up until now. Useful for filling in back data.

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