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Select the Order of Budget Columns vs. Budget Report Columns (2 Legacy Votes)

imdcareysimdcareys Member ✭✭✭
QuickenW 2016 R14.23

It would be nice to be able to select the order of columns in a Budget report.

When viewing the Budget in the Planning tab:


When vewing the Budget in the Budget Report:

ACTUAL        BUDGET      Difference

I would simply like to see the columns the same in both, and my preference is to see them like this:


If this option exists, I cannot find it and would appreciate help in settting the columns in the Report. If not, I would like to submit the idea: Please add options to the Budget reports to arrange the columns and modify the headings.


- Carey

QW Home, Business & Rental Property - R26.21 (
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  • Adriaan NelAdriaan Nel Member
    edited October 2018
    I too would prefer the order of the Budget and Actual columns to be in the same order in the Planning tab and the Budget Report. The differing column ordering becomes especially bothersome when exporting the report / budget to a spreadsheet for further analysis.

    In the Planning tab the column showing the difference between the budgeted and actual amounts is named "Balance" and in the Budget Report it's "Difference". I suggest the column name "Difference" be used in both the Planning tab and Budget Report.

    I'm using Quicken Deluxe build
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    edited December 2019
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  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Reviewing this, I would vote on making this change.
    The Current Budget Report and the Historical Budget Report both should at least be changed to show columns in order
    Budget  Actual  Difference
    to make comparisons between budget view and report easier.
    I don't know if anything can be done about "Difference" vs "Balance" in the view vs report.
    "Balance" in the Budget view includes Rollover amounts from prior months.
    "Difference" in the reports does not.
    I would vote on the reports to be changed to also include Rollover amounts.

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  • Claude BlouinClaude Blouin Member ✭✭✭
    It would also be nice to be able to see (and PRINT) the actual budget without ACTUAL and/or BALANCE columns. This option already exists in REPORTS and is very handy !
  • imdcareysimdcareys Member ✭✭✭
    > @Claude Blouin said:
    It would also be nice to be able to see (and PRINT) the actual budget without ACTUAL and/or BALANCE columns. This option already exists in REPORTS and is very handy !
    You can do that. With the budget in Annual View, Drop down the Details and select Budget Only. Then go to File> Print Budgets and Print it Landscape on Legal (or longer) paper or other.
    - Carey

    QW Home, Business & Rental Property - R26.21 (
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