I agree with you @Abeiku, that the original transaction date should be preserved. But I think you are misunderstanding the various ways you can view cash account transactions. Depending on where you look, you do not always see the same date.
Let me give an example: you transfer money from Account A in Bank A to Account B in Bank B. Because the institutions are separate, you do this by wire transfer according to the following sequence:
- You enter the transfer on May 1 and show it as Pending in both Account A and Account B.
- On May 2, Bank A completes processing the wire transfer and shows the withdrawal as cleared in Account A.
- On May 3, Bank B processes the incoming wire transfer and posts the transfer to Account B.
- You edit the transaction to enter the Cleared dates in both Account A and Account B.
If you go to Cash Accounts and drill down on
Cleared balance for Account A, the transaction date is May 2, because that is the date it cleared at Bank A and entered into the Cleared status. Prior to your editing, it would not have appeared in this column at all. It would have shown in
Pending withdrawals with a transaction date of May 1.
If you drill down on
Cleared balance for Account B, the transaction date is May 3, because that is the date it entered Cleared status at Bank B. Prior to your editing, it would have appeared in the
Pending deposits column with a date of May 1.
However, if you drill down from the Summary on Cash & cash equivalents, then drill down further on Account A, the transaction date will be May 1, because that is the date the transfer was no longer available to spend from Account A. Likewise, if you drill down from Summary all the way to Account B, it would also show a transaction date of May 1, because that is the date the transfer first appeared as a
Pending deposit to Account B.
So the presentation of dates is rational, consistent, and correct for wherever you are viewing the transaction. The important thing to remember is that any drill-down list in Manager is presented from the perspective of the transactions that contribute to the current balance of whatever is being viewed, not from the perspective of a straight, chronological list of data entries.