Why is there no data prior to January 1, 2017?

The project was kicked off in January of 2017. Starting with fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017), each fiscal year will include the full 12 months of data.

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1. What is the purpose of this website?
2. What type of data is provided in Open Checkbook?
3. What is not displayed on Open Checkbook?
4. Who is responsible for the website and content?
5. Is the information reported in Open Checkbook audited?
6. What software do I need to use this tool?
7. Why is there no data prior to January 1, 2017?
8. When and how will new information be added to the tool?
9. How will I know when a new month of data has been added?
10. Why can’t I select individual fields or cells within the downloaded file?
11. How many filters can I set?
12. I messed up my filters. How do I start over?
13. Why does the Total Payments amount at the top right of the screen keep changing?
14. What does the Payment number stand for and why is it sometimes repeated?
15. Why are negative amounts shown?
16. How are disbursements made through a purchasing card shown?
17. Does this tool include payments made by Spotsylvania County Public Schools?
18. What is a fiscal year?
19. Why is the vendor name “County Employee”?
20. What do I do if I have a general question about an item on the listing?
21. How do I request an invoice or other supporting document?
22. Will I be charged for copies of public records?
23. How do I report errors or problems with the tool?