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How can I make a security untrackable and keep it in Quicken?

Per https://www.quicken.com/support/size-or-capacity-limitations-quicken-data-file
Quicken allows a max of 2000 trackable stocks.
Evidently Quicken distinguishes between trackable and untrackable stocks.
By "stocks" I'm assuming this support article means security because I only have 390 securities of which 80 are actively and the rest hidden and not updating.
However, Quicken SHIFT+About reports 374 securities and 374 max ref.
How can I make a stock untrackable and keep it in my Quicken datafile?
HOw can I tell if a security (stock?) is trackable?



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Comments

  • Bob_L
    Bob_L SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    IMHO I don’t think you can, especially considering the note at the end of that article:

    Note: Once the limit has been reached, there is no way to decrease the limit count.  For example, deleting an account will not "free-up" the code-line occupied by that account.  This means that you cannot delete list elements and then be able to create new ones.  Your only option once the limit is reached is to start a new Quicken file, keeping the current file as a historical copy.

    That is, if  you can’t delete an account to free up space, I really doubt you could make something “untrackable” and free up space that way either.
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  • K.O. (Win-Premier)
    K.O. (Win-Premier) SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't have an answer to your question.  It's a question that has been asked before and I've never seen an official answer.

    I have significantly more than 2,000 securities in Quicken and have yet to run into a limit as 90% of my securities are hidden (and do not download quotes).  So my take on "trackable" means either not hidden or not marked for download (or both).
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quicken SHIFT+About reports 374 securities and 374 max ref.
    The "max ref" is not a limit. It's the number of references to securities in your file. The fact that the two numbers are the same is a good thing. There was a bug a few versions back which caused the number of references to incorrectly become huge, causing issues. So it is now reported in Shift-About. I don't know whether the bug still exists, but you don't have it because the numbers are equal.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • leishirsute
    leishirsute Member ✭✭✭✭
    I don't have an answer to your question.  It's a question that has been asked before and I've never seen an official answer.

    I have significantly more than 2,000 securities in Quicken and have yet to run into a limit as 90% of my securities are hidden (and do not download quotes).  So my take on "trackable" means either not hidden or not marked for download (or both).
    Thank you.  I am hoping that your interpretation of what is a "trackable" security is the correct one.  I wish such Quicken documentation were not so ambiguous.
    Quicken Deluxe Subscription; Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • leishirsute
    leishirsute Member ✭✭✭✭
    Bob_L said:
    IMHO I don’t think you can, especially considering the note at the end of that article:

    Note: Once the limit has been reached, there is no way to decrease the limit count.  For example, deleting an account will not "free-up" the code-line occupied by that account.  This means that you cannot delete list elements and then be able to create new ones.  Your only option once the limit is reached is to start a new Quicken file, keeping the current file as a historical copy.

    That is, if  you can’t delete an account to free up space, I really doubt you could make something “untrackable” and free up space that way either.
    From what I understand, a transactional file copy is equivalent to a database reorganization and will free up deleted database entries.  However, please correct me if I am wrong.
    Quicken Deluxe Subscription; Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Bob_L
    Bob_L SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don’t know.  Try it and see if the security total changes.
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  • leishirsute
    leishirsute Member ✭✭✭✭

    Bob_L said:
    I don’t know.  Try it and see if the security total changes.
    The security total didn't change but the datafile size shrank and account balances remained the same.
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