YNAB

The YNAB modules allow you to create and list the transactions or update the budget to a category in your YNAB account.

Getting Started with YNAB

Prerequisites

  • A YNAB account

In order to use YNAB with Make, it is necessary to have a YNAB account. You can use your Google account or create a YNAB account at youneedabudget.com.

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting YNAB to Make

To connect your YNAB account to Make you need to retrieve a personal access token in your YNAB account.

1. Log in to your YNAB account.

2. Click My Budget (in the top-left corner) > Account Settings and scroll down to find the Developer Settings section.

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3. Click the Developer Settings link.

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4. Click the set an account password link. If you have already set an account password, skip steps 4 and 5.

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5. In the Password field, enter the password for your account and click Set Password.

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6. You have successfully set your account password. Now navigate to Account Settings page > Developer Settings > New Token.

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7. In the Current Password field, enter your password and click Generate.

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8. The Personal Access Token appears on the top of the screen. Copy the token to your clipboard.

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9. Go to Make and open the YNaB module's Create a connection dialog.

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10. In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

11. In the Personal Access Token field, enter the token copied in step 8 and click Continue.

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The connection has been established.

Transactions

Create Transactions

Create multiple transactions. Scheduled transactions cannot be created with this module.

Connection

Establish a connection to your YNAB account.

Budget ID

Select the Budget ID to which you want to create a transaction.

Transactions

Add the transactions:

Account ID

Select the Account ID for which you are creating the transaction.

Date

Enter the date of the transactions.

Amount

Enter the amount of transaction.

Payee ID

Select the Payee ID of the transaction:

  • Starting Balance

  • Manual Balance Adjustment

  • Reconciliation Balance Adjustment

  • Transfer: My Savings

  • Transfer: Credit Card

Payee Name

Enter the name of the payee.

Category ID

Select the Category ID of the transaction. For example, Credit Card.

Memo

Enter the memo notes for the transaction.

Cleared

Select the status of the transaction:

  • Cleared

  • Uncleared

  • Reconciled

Approved

Select whether the transaction is approved:

  • Yes

  • No

  • Not defined

Flag Color

Select the transaction flag:

  • Red

  • Orange

  • Yellow

  • Green

  • Blue

  • Purple

List Transactions

Lists budget's transactions.

Connection

Establish a connection to your YNAB account.

Budget ID

Select the Budget ID whose transactions you want to list.

Type of Transaction

Select the transaction type you want to list:

  • All

  • Scheduled

  • In Specific Account

  • In Specific Category

  • In Specific Payee

Category ID

Select the Category ID whose associated transactions you want to list.

Account ID

Select the Account ID whose transactions you want to list

Payee ID

Select the Payee ID whose transaction you want to list.

Since Date

Enter the date to list the transaction created on or after the specified date.

Transaction Type

Select the transaction type you want to list:

  • Uncategorized

  • Unapproved

Limit

Enter the maximum number of transactions Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Categories

Budget to a Category

Updates the budget of a category for a specific month.

Connection

Establish a connection to your YNAB account.

Budget ID

Select the Budget ID to which you want to update the budget of a category.

Category ID

Select the category to which you want to budget.

Budget's Month

Enter the date in a month you want to budget.

Budgeted Amount

Enter the amount to be budgeted.

Other

Make an API Call

Performs an arbitrary authorized API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your YNAB account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://api.youneedabudget.com. For example: /v1/budgets

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the YNAB API Documentation.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET to retrieve information for an entry.

POST to create a new entry.

PUT to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH to make a partial entry update.

DELETE to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

Example of Use - List Transactions

The following API call returns all the transactions from your YNAB account:

URL: /v1/budget/{budget_id}/transactions

Method: GET

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Matches of the search can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body > data. In our example, 3 transactions were returned:

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