FWIW, what I do in these circumstances is that I make other two splits in the loan transaction. One called "Principal Expense" and one called "Principal-Accounting Only" or something like that. These two are equal and opposite, so they total zero. I then use the "expense" split in reports showing the "expense" of the principal for my own budget purposes, but not changing overall account totals. The "Principal-Accounting Only" is never shown in reports, budgets, etc.
Update to post of 10:14PM: The main difference I see between transactions that show up with zero amounts in reports and those that look OK is whether they were downloaded or entered manually. Most of downloaded ones show up zero. A few do not. The manual entries show up OK. Hope that makes sense.
Renzo Bianchi said:
It appears that when Quicken does an online download of transactions it is entering them as a split with the 1st entry the correct category with a value of $0 and the 2nd entry as uncategorized with the value of the transaction. This causes issues with reports where the report has the entry as a $0 value. Has anyone else seen this occur?
How do you back out of version 5.14.0? I restored to pre update data and redownloaded transactions, but teh version is the same.