Adds security as new during every bought transaction

Unknown
Unknown Member
edited October 2018 in Investing (Windows)
I am entering "shares bought" transactions. Even though I already have the security in the security list, Quicken will go through the process of adding it as if it were new. This makes entering every transaction very slow.

I am using Quicken 2017 Home & Business with Windows 10.

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited October 2018
    Elaborate upon how you're recording that "shares bought" transaction.  Step by step.
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  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited October 2018
    I click the "enter transaction" button above the register.

    I enter the date.

    I type the security symbol in the security box.

    I click on the shares box and enter the number of shares.

    I click on the total box and enter the total transaction cost.

    I click on the "enter/done" button.

    It then brings up the add new security window with a drop down box matching the symbol to securities.

    I select the correct one and it downloads information from Quicken about the security.
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited February 2017
    After I do that, the security shows in the security list, but not in the drop down menu in the enter transaction window. I tried closing an reopening Quicken, as well.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited February 2017
    drooplug said:

    I click the "enter transaction" button above the register.

    I enter the date.

    I type the security symbol in the security box.

    I click on the shares box and enter the number of shares.

    I click on the total box and enter the total transaction cost.

    I click on the "enter/done" button.

    It then brings up the add new security window with a drop down box matching the symbol to securities.

    I select the correct one and it downloads information from Quicken about the security.

    Try using the security Name, instead of the Symbol.  The box you're filling in IS labeled "Security Name".
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited February 2017
    drooplug said:

    I click the "enter transaction" button above the register.

    I enter the date.

    I type the security symbol in the security box.

    I click on the shares box and enter the number of shares.

    I click on the total box and enter the total transaction cost.

    I click on the "enter/done" button.

    It then brings up the add new security window with a drop down box matching the symbol to securities.

    I select the correct one and it downloads information from Quicken about the security.

    That appears to work. What a pain! Thanks for the help, though. :)