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

imdcareys Member ✭✭✭✭
edited October 2023 in Budget and Planning Tools
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.



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  • Adriaan Nel
    Adriaan 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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  • UKR
    UKR 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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  • imdcareys
    imdcareys 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.

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  • john2855
    john2855 Member ✭✭
    Can I change the order of budget rows and columns?
  • imdcareys
    imdcareys Member ✭✭✭✭
    john2855 said:
    Can I change the order of budget rows and columns?
    Hi John - You can prefix your budget categories with numbers and/or letters to force the sort order. Quicken sorts the budget categories in Alphanumeric order.


    Could be resorted in the Budget by renaming them something like:

      01 Utilities
      02 Transportation

    Hope this helps you.

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