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feature suggestions- Ability for Categorization tied to Payee to be acct dependent (30 Legacy Votes)

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I track my kids expenses while at college in Quicken.  We visit the same stores, thus when the buy something at Walmart it get catagorized into my expenses.  It would be nice if catagories could be assigned to specific accounts.  Thus their expenses at Walmart (or where ever) could be automatically catagorized separately from mine.

Thanks.
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Unfortunately, the amount of work this would take means that we won't consider this idea right now.

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  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Tell me, Pat, how is Quicken supposed to know that yesterday's Walmart purchase was for your kids and today's Walmart purchase was for yourself?

    The only way to achieve that is by keeping your kids' accounts and transactions completely separate from your own ... but that would require that they have their own separate bank accounts and that you maintain separate Quicken data files.

    If everything is commingled in one data file and you pay for their expenses with your credit cards, the only solution is to ensure that you manually enter these transactions into the appropriate account registers using distinct payee names, e.g.,
    Walmart - self
    Walmart - John
    Walmart - Mary
    with appropriate Categories and/or Tags for each.
  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Tags. What you want to use is tags to keep the expenses properly segregated. Search Quicken Help for Tags.
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  • volvogirlvolvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    How are the transactions getting entered in Quicken? Do you download the credit card transactions or do you manually enter the receipts? Sounds like the kids use your credit card or how do they pay?
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
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  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
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  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Just saw this because it got "bumped" by smayer97 (even though I have no idea why this has anything to do with the links he wants voted on).

    I think I know what Pat would like to achieve, but isn't really going about it the right way.
    What is really needed is renaming rules or memorized payees that can be different depending the account.

    Given that the kids are using a different credit card and as such their expenses down load into a different account than Pat's.  If you could have a renaming rule that when importing in "kids credit card account" it changes the payee Walmart - Kids.  From there you can have a memorized payee that puts it in the right category/tag.  When in other account (you would have the default be any other account) it would may be just Walmart or Walmart - mine.  And again that lines you up to use a different memorized payee.

    You could do that same thing at the memorized payee level, which might be better because it could then work that way for manual entry.

    As in both cases the payee stays at Walmart, and depending on what account it is going in, it picks the different memorized payee.
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019

    Just saw this because it got "bumped" by smayer97 (even though I have no idea why this has anything to do with the links he wants voted on).

    I think I know what Pat would like to achieve, but isn't really going about it the right way.
    What is really needed is renaming rules or memorized payees that can be different depending the account.

    Given that the kids are using a different credit card and as such their expenses down load into a different account than Pat's.  If you could have a renaming rule that when importing in "kids credit card account" it changes the payee Walmart - Kids.  From there you can have a memorized payee that puts it in the right category/tag.  When in other account (you would have the default be any other account) it would may be just Walmart or Walmart - mine.  And again that lines you up to use a different memorized payee.

    You could do that same thing at the memorized payee level, which might be better because it could then work that way for manual entry.

    As in both cases the payee stays at Walmart, and depending on what account it is going in, it picks the different memorized payee.

    " I have no idea why this has anything to do with the links he wants voted on...

    ...What is really needed is renaming rules or memorized payees that can be different depending the account."

    I just had similar wording added to the title. And this applies to the links because those are the 2 trigger points for the use of such a features...manual data entry and data downloading. This is how I have helped organize the many related idea posts. Of course, I have been doing this for Quicken for Mac only, and this post was flagged for both Mac and Windows. Hope that makes sense. 
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  • TheDreamerTheDreamer Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Yes, this would be a wonderful addition to QMac, something that QWin doesn't do...

    The use case I had run into, was entering extra (not a scheduled) credit card payment.  If I enter it from my checking account it automatically set the transfer to the credit card.... but if I enter it from the credit card, it complains that I entered a transfer to the same account...interrupting my entry flow...
  • RCinNJRCinNJ Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Feature request: Make autofill of transactions account specific. QM.


    I find QMs autofilling of downloaded transactions useful enough that I don't want to disable it. However, I find that it autofills the last information saved in any account and applies it to a different account. For example, if there is a withdrawal from one brokerage account and I change the description to correct an incorrect autofill, this description will be picked up the next time there is a withdrawal from any brokerage account. This makes it much less likely that the autofill will help rather than need to be corrected. 

    I think there should also be a way to choose vendors (for example, Costco, Home Depot) and transaction types not to autofill, but that is a separate request.
  • PATPAT Member ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Suggestion to Customize Downloaded Data by Account.


    I use Quicken to track both my accounts and those of my children.  When I download income data from banks and brokerage accounts the automatic Catagory assigned is the same for all accounts for that institution.  Since I do not pay my children's taxes with mine, I must then manually change the Catagory for the downloads into their accounts.  A nice feature would be the ability to custom assign the Catagory by account, even though the download was from the same institution using the same User ID.  This would make Quicken a bit easier to use.

    Thanks.
  • RickORickO SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Account Categories.


    I would recommend that you keep the finances of separate taxable individuals (e.g., your children) in separate Quicken files. That, in turn, would solve this issue.

    Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Suggestion to Customize Downloaded Data by Account.
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  • Rs6erRs6er Member ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Account Categories.


    I used to do what you did, and ended up with way too many categories. Finally, I set up a separate file for my son with only categories he needed ( and my account has only categories I use.) This separate account was a pain before the latest updates which allowed the same user name for separate accounts. Now it works great.

    Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Suggestion to Customize Downloaded Data by Account.
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add Vote.


    Actually, the SAME idea has already been posted for the Mac version.  You can add your VOTE for the Ability for Categorization tied to Payee to be account dependent.

    First, click on the underlined link above to go there, then click VOTE at the top of THAT page, so your will vote count for THIS feature and increase its visibility to the developers by seeking to have the features you need or desire end up in the latest version.

    While you are at it, you may want to add your VOTE to related IDEAS found on the List of Requests for Data Entry and Usability Options and Features. Click on the underlined link, then follow the instructions to add your vote to more related ideas. Your VOTES matter!

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  • RCinNJRCinNJ Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8
    I'm confused by the vote button. It says "Not Planned: Unfortunately, the amount of work this would take means that we won't consider this idea right now." Feels like I'm being sad to vote for the QM team not to put any effort into this. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think that's the purpose, but I don't know what the QM team is supposed to take from it.

    Personally, I hate how categorizations will carry over to different accounts and I believe these should be account dependent.
  • smayer97smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    With enough votes, it may cause them to reconsider their plans. It has happened before. Of course, it is based on so many factors, many to which we do no visibility. All one can do is cast a vote to voice a desire. Which is better than some other products where not such public avenue exists.
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