Would someone please describe why some categories begin with an underscore?

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edited October 2018 in Investing (Windows)
 I have a "_Div Income" as well as a "_DivInc" category, and I don't understand the apparent duplication.  There is also a "Div Income" category without the underscore, but I may have created this some time ago.


  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    _DivInc is a Quicken-created category ... that Q uses to record your dividend transactions.

    _Div Income (note, in particular, the space) must have been created by you, as was 'Div Income".

    Combine the 2 non-Q created categories into _DivInc.

    While you CAN, as you've discovered, use the underscore preface ... in general all of those categories are created by Q itself.
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