Renamed Security - now a mess

I thought I was being "clever" and renamed all my securities so they made more sense.

Example, IGM which downloads at "ISHARES TR EXPND TEC SC ETF" I renamed to "IGM - iShares Tech ETF".

Problem is, this seems to have really screwed up Quicken as when I have new transactions, Quicken doesn't show these new names as options (just when I view my portfolio).

Is my "fix" to go through each transaction and go back to the original names? Is there any way to do this in bulk?

Thanks!

Answers

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did you change the name of the Security in the actual Security Detail screen ?
    ... Tools --> Security List -->
    Any and all transactions merely use the SYMBOL and the name is merely text.


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  • Hugh O'Donnell
    Hugh O'Donnell Member ✭✭
    edited April 2020
    No. I did it from Portfolio, Security Detail View, Edit Security Details.

    It looks like doing this made it loose its CUSIP number (see attached).

    EDIT ..... added instream screen grab for easier reading...

  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    No. I did it from Portfolio, Security Detail View, Edit Security Details.

    It looks like doing this made it loose its CUSIP number (see attached).
    I suspect changing of the security type from Mutual Fund to Market Index is significant.
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    WOW...... not sure what would have triggered that with the missing CUSIP...
    as we both are using the same Edit Security Details screen...
    I usually rename any new security holdings... shorten, or part of brand family, etc.
    Any Security with a missing CUSIP is displayed as a "Market Index".
    You might look at the "Match with Online" checkbox -
    along with the "Other Info"
    where the CUSIP is displayed at the very bottom of the screen.

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sherlock said:  I suspect changing of the security type from Mutual Fund to Market Index is significant.
    As mentioned above - did you change the TYPE or just the NAME ?
    kind of chicken / egg - which event caused the problem ?

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    No. I did it from Portfolio, Security Detail View, Edit Security Details.
    I would bring up the .... Tools --> Security List
    and review all the entries with the missing CUSIP - only certain ones should exist.

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Forgot to mention.....
    Can you Restore from a backup prior to your renaming effort.....
    and then just catch up on all the downloaded transactions since then....
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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    And, just to emphasize, FXAIX is a MUTUAL FUND.  It's a fund that tracks and index ... but it's still a FUND.
    In Q, you can't hold shares/units of an Index ... but you can hold shares in a fund that tracks an index.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
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