What can you use the "check column" in the account register for, besides check number and why?

I'm wondering what can you use the "check column" in the account register for, besides check number and why? I have version 17.6  Thanks

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  • NotACPANotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19
    You've pretty much nailed the possible uses.  But, what's the background of your question?  If you don't want to display that column, click the GEAR icon that's immediately above your right slider bar and then UNcheck "Check #".
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  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27
    Popularly known as the "NUM field", the check number has several uses. Some of the choices affect the type of transaction. Others are only there for your own reference and don't affect anything. You can also add notations meaningful to you, if it suits you.

    • Next Check Num - inserts the next check number
    • ATM - for your reference, affects nothing
    • Deposit - moves the insertion point to the Deposit column instead of the Payment column when TAB-ing across fields

    • Print Check - the transaction is a check to be printed
    • Send Online Payment - the transaction will be sent next time you Update the account (only appears if your account is enabled for online bill payment)
    • Online Transfer - the transaction will be sent to the bank to effect a transfer between 2 accounts at that bank (if the bank allows this feature)

    • Transfer - for your reference, affects nothing
    • EFT - for your reference, affects nothing


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  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21

    Popularly known as the "NUM field", the check number has several uses. Some of the choices affect the type of transaction. Others are only there for your own reference and don't affect anything. You can also add notations meaningful to you, if it suits you.

    • Next Check Num - inserts the next check number
    • ATM - for your reference, affects nothing
    • Deposit - moves the insertion point to the Deposit column instead of the Payment column when TAB-ing across fields

    • Print Check - the transaction is a check to be printed
    • Send Online Payment - the transaction will be sent next time you Update the account (only appears if your account is enabled for online bill payment)
    • Online Transfer - the transaction will be sent to the bank to effect a transfer between 2 accounts at that bank (if the bank allows this feature)

    • Transfer - for your reference, affects nothing
    • EFT - for your reference, affects nothing



    From C. D. Bales:

    "Transfer - for your reference, affects nothing".

    Actually, it does affect something.

    When you enter Transfer ("TXFR") in the Num column, Quicken will only present transfer categories (accounts in square brackets) in the Category dropdown.


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  • GeoffGGeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21

    Popularly known as the "NUM field", the check number has several uses. Some of the choices affect the type of transaction. Others are only there for your own reference and don't affect anything. You can also add notations meaningful to you, if it suits you.

    • Next Check Num - inserts the next check number
    • ATM - for your reference, affects nothing
    • Deposit - moves the insertion point to the Deposit column instead of the Payment column when TAB-ing across fields

    • Print Check - the transaction is a check to be printed
    • Send Online Payment - the transaction will be sent next time you Update the account (only appears if your account is enabled for online bill payment)
    • Online Transfer - the transaction will be sent to the bank to effect a transfer between 2 accounts at that bank (if the bank allows this feature)

    • Transfer - for your reference, affects nothing
    • EFT - for your reference, affects nothing


    Back in the day, there was some seriously good coding going on.  Very subtle, but nice and logical difference when entering register transactions.
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