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Placeholder error though none exist

Marcus Libkind
Marcus Libkind Member ✭✭
edited November 2018 in Investing (Windows)

In the accounts list it shows no placeholders. When I try to buy a specific security I get the message "You are attempting to record a transaction on the same date as a Placeholder Transaction." I change the date and it still will not work. I try to purchase a different security in the same account and it works fine. I'm using Quicken 2018 for Windows. What's going on?


  • Marcus Libkind
    Marcus Libkind Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018

    I solved the problem. I used File Operations >> Validate and Repair. The problem disappeared.
  • Beijing Mac
    Beijing Mac Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Good Going!  Placeholders can be a royal pain.
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Also if you have not already, go to Edit > Preferences > Investment Transactions and make sure Show hidden transactions is checked. Then at least they will be visible in your Transaction list (register)
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