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"Save the Last Transaction"

GGLondon Member ✭✭
I've been using Quicken since it was first introduced, decades ago.  PLEASE fix this:  At least once a week I get a message to the effect of "Save the last transaction?"  But it gives me NO indication of what the program thinks that unsaved transaction actually was, and so I have to blindly Accept the SAVE, hoping that I really did just forget to save some valid entry.  But I might have unknowingly hit something with a thumb and by saving whatever I messed up, I'll have ruined a good entry.  I have complained about this for decades, but nobody cares about this very easy way to accidentally corrupt a whole file!

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: 7/12/18: An update from our CEO, Eric Dunn.
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  • George Mays
    George Mays Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    I get that message also, usually two times as I’m shutting down the program.
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019
    I think it would be a good idea if Quicken were changed to make this message more meaningful and include information about the transaction in question.
    Something like:
    Save the last transaction?
    7/20/2018  Starbucks  $-5.50       [go to transaction]
    [Yes, save transaction]  [No, discard changes]

    If a moderator would change this post from a "Question" to an "Idea" we'd be able to make some progress. Ideas are brought to the attention of the programmers.

    After it has been changed to an idea ... everyone who would like to see this change implemented in a future release of Quicken please click the VOTE button on this webpage and/or add additional comments.
    CSBB-FW Member ✭✭
    This should definitely be implemented! When prompting user to save last transaction, it is imperative to tell the user which transaction will be saved. The user needs to know at least the account, date and amount in order to make an informed decision.
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree. This has bothered me for years. Vote it up, everyone!
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription (US) on Win10 Pro.
  • This issue has, like with the OP, been a thorn in my side "Forever". I leave Quicken open much of the day, and to have "Save the last transaction?" appear on Close with no indication of what transaction is was is just nutty.

    Why oh why has this never been fixed or otherwise improved upon? Don't Quicken programmers actually *use* Quicken?
  • TTSguy
    TTSguy Member ✭✭✭✭
    Would you use it if you had to work with it all day too?
  • William Aston
    William Aston Member ✭✭
    This happens to me fairly frequently (multiple times a week) too! I'll press enter after entering my transaction, and it doesn't do anything. I press enter 2-3x more, still nothing, so I figure Quicken needs to be restarted, so I go to shut it down, and it asks me whether I want to save the previous transaction (I always click "Save"), but it DOESN'T save that last transaction, and I have to re-enter it after restarting Quicken.
  • James104
    James104 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 26
    Somewhere less than 25% of the time Quicken asks twice if I want to "save the last transaction" when I go to X-out.  I used to say yes thinking I'd forgotten to save something, but twice is illogical.  If you forget to save a transaction and try to start a new one Quicken asks if you want to save the last one, yes it's saved, no and it isn't, so there should be no way to have TWO unsaved transactions.

    From now on I'm always going to say NO! 

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