Data Validation Issues - new Super Validation reporting after R25.10

When running data validation of super validation, I recently began to see the following in the report of results:

[Fri Feb 21 07:28:42 2020]
Normal security references (up to 5000): 114 from 1 to 114
Abnormal references: 0 from 0 to 0

Transactions renumbered/highest/set to zero: 0/0/0
Recheck of highest after renumbering: 114
Renumbering complete.

Maximum security references after renumbering normal/moved: 114/114

See Q-Renumber.txt in QW.EXE directory for details.
Super validation has completed.

Can someone tell me what this means and what I should do. I've run the validation/super validation several times and I always get the message.

Thank you!

Comments

  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    This was added to the validation routine to correct investment transactions that may contribute to data corruption. While not as clean as past end of validation reports, it is generally informational and in your case nothing is reported as an error.
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 21H1
  • Scott Zucker
    Scott Zucker Member ✭✭
    Thank you for the explanation!
  • fggates
    fggates Windows Beta Beta
    Hello -

    I have something very similar, but there is a slightly different aspect which seems to indicate that 172 transactions were 'set to zero'. Also, what is the difference between and old-style and a new-style cash transaction? Significant? I have a lot of split transactions with a lot of detail in the split records. I would hate to lose that.

    See snippet of my log, below. Obviously, this is concerning and the Q-Renumber.txt mentioned does not exist either in the directory used for QW.EXE nor in any other location (per search).

    My QDF file is now 325MB and contains my life since 1996. I am extraordinarily attached to it so any hint that something may be awry is very troublesome.

    1. If you are going to change the behavior of Quicken please identify the changes in the Release Notes. No mention of this is made in the notes for 25.10.

    2. If you are going to add new information in the Validation log please at least make it informative to mere mortals. A machine note that this is not concerning would be useful, but plain-language explanation of what Quicken is actually doing would be better.

    I am in the habit of taking a backup, making a copy, and super-validating the copy every Saturday. A few years ago my QDF suffered a quiet corruption which only manifested when trying to copy the file but on inspection manifested as some very old duplicated crazy transactions in a closed account/register. I had to rebuild over a month of my life by alternating between the readable corrupted version and an aged backup several months old taken prior to the corruption. It took a week of evenings switching back and forth. I vowed never again, hence my weekly routine. [So, BTW, the ability to open two copies of Quicken with different QDF files and copy/paste copying transaction(s) between them would be a monster improvement for so many reasons).

    Thank you.
    Frank.

    ======= My validation Log snippet =======

    Analyzing securities.

    Number of old style Buy/Cash investment transactions updated: 1879/0
    Normal security references (up to 5000): 262 from 1 to 262
    Abnormal references: 0 from 0 to 0

    Transactions renumbered/highest/set to zero: 0/0/172
    Recheck of highest after renumbering: 262
    Renumbering complete.

    Maximum security references after renumbering normal/moved: 262/262

    See Q-Renumber.txt in QW.EXE directory for details.
    Super validation has completed.
  • Roger Snook
    Roger Snook Member ✭✭
    Me too! BUT my CTRL+About still shows "Securities/Max Ref 313/314" just after validation:
    >>>>>>>>>
    Analyzing securities.

    Number of old style Buy/Cash investment transactions updated: 12/0
    Normal security references (up to 5000): 313 from 1 to 314
    Abnormal references: 0 from 0 to 0

    Transactions renumbered/highest/set to zero: 0/0/42
    Recheck of highest after renumbering: 314
    Renumbering complete.

    Maximum security references after renumbering normal/moved: 314/314

    See Q-Renumber.txt in QW.EXE directory for details.
    Super validation has completed.
    >>>>>>>>>
    And NO Q-Renumber.txt file to be found.
  • CMRater
    CMRater Member ✭✭✭
    I can't find the "Q-Renumber.txt" info that the validation suggests I view. I like the extra validation info, but need to be able to access what it suggests
  • UserDavidC
    UserDavidC Member ✭✭✭
    I agree with the above.

    I started to get this notice today (first time running Validation since before the R25.10 update).

    I'm glad to hear that this isn't a problem but I am worried about the apparent incorrect information in the file.

    Specifically the file says: "See Q-Renumber.txt in QW.EXE directory for details." I can not find the file and I have searched the entire hard drive.
    Quicken user since 1995.
    Current subscription user.
  • leishirsute
    leishirsute Member ✭✭✭✭
    Glad I'm not alone on this.
    Quicken Deluxe Subscription; Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    The folder may be hidden. 
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 21H1
  • leishirsute
    leishirsute Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    GeoffG said:
    The folder may be hidden. 
    I have "display hidden files" set and nothing shows up even in a search.

    My report is:
    [Wed Mar 04 10:14:28 2020]
    Analyzing securities.

    Number of old style Buy/Cash investment transactions updated: 956/0
    Normal security references (up to 5000): 379 from 1 to 379
    Abnormal references: 0 from 0 to 0

    Transactions renumbered/highest/set to zero: 0/0/0
    Recheck of highest after renumbering: 379
    Renumbering complete.

    Maximum security references after renumbering normal/moved: 379/379

    See Q-Renumber.txt in QW.EXE directory for details.
    Validation has completed.


    The strange part is that when I do another Validate, the same message appears as if nothing were corrected as indicated about the renumbering.

    Quicken Deluxe Subscription; Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would infer from your results that you have no error or issues. Therefore no renumbering is necessary.
    Abnormal references: 0 from 0 to 0

    Transactions renumbered/highest/set to zero: 0/0/0
    Recheck of highest after renumbering: 379
    Renumbering complete.

    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 21H1
  • cesarvinocur
    cesarvinocur Member ✭✭
    I'm receiving same text after validation:
    [Mon Mar 09 16:44:51 2020]
    Normal security references (up to 5000): 507 from 1 to 507
    Abnormal references: 0 from 0 to 0

    Transactions renumbered/highest/set to zero: 0/0/0
    Recheck of highest after renumbering: 507
    Renumbering complete.

    Maximum security references after renumbering normal/moved: 507/507

    See Q-Renumber.txt in QW.EXE directory for details.
    Validation has completed.

    First, I cannot find the Q-Remember.txt file anywhere in my computer. Second... why the message has to be displayed after each validation? A clean log would give some peace of mind, especially when using a 100MB+ data file...
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Same .... looks normal -
    Transactions renumbered/highest/set to zero: 0/0/0
    Recheck of highest after renumbering: 507
    Renumbering complete.

    Maximum security references after renumbering normal/moved: 507/507

    See Q-Renumber.txt in QW.EXE directory for details.
    Validation has completed.
    I'm guessing that the text file only gets created when any kind of renumbering occurs.

    Quicken Subscription - Windows 10
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's too bad that while adding this more detailed Validation process,
    the programmer didn't -
    #1 - indicate that the TXT file is only created IF there is a problem
    #2 - create this TXT file in one of the normal locations for Quicken logs, or data.
    See Q-Renumber.txt in QW.EXE directory for details.
    Validation has completed.

    Quicken Subscription - Windows 10
  • kbfanning
    kbfanning Member
    I am in the same boat and not happy about it! I get the same message in the validation log even if I rerun validation. If it isn't a problem and I don't care if it's old style transactions, don't tell me about it! If I do care, tell me what to do to fix it.

    "Number of old style Buy/Cash investment transactions updated: 4/0
    Normal security references (up to 5000): 90 from 1 to 90
    Abnormal references: 0 from 0 to 0

    Transactions renumbered/highest/set to zero: 0/0/0
    Recheck of highest after renumbering: 90
    Renumbering complete.

    Maximum security references after renumbering normal/moved: 90/90"
  • Brewno
    Brewno Member ✭✭
    It's good to know that Q-Renumber.txt only gets written to disk if there was a problem. I spent 30 or 40 minutes using Windows 10 File Explorer trying to find Q-Renumber.txt. Then I Googled "Quicken Q-Renumber" and found this discussion. I totally agree that the renumbering information should be suppressed if no action is needed.
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