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Please enhance the split transaction screen

It would be really nice if you could enhance the split transaction screen:
1. Add Ability to reorder the items
2. Ability to clear just the values
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  • NotACPANotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    re: 1, why doesn't a simple Cut & Paste work for you?
    re: 2, why doesn't a simple select and then hit the spacebar work for you?
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  • ssstike67ssstike67 Member
    Thank you for the suggestions. In my case, i have a number of memorized bills that have many different categories . These bills come monthly. Each month the values are different. It would be nice to just press a button to clear the values, but keep the categorizes. As for sorting the items in the split: Copy/insert/paste/delete would work, but it would be simpler if you could just have a way to move the line items up and down the list.
  • BoatnmaniacBoatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    @ssstike67 - Since your bills of interest recur monthly, you can set up Bill Reminders for them with split categories entered in the order you want them.  During the Reminder setup Quicken will enter category costs of $0.00 or you can enter whatever dollar values you want.  And you can enter a fixed total cost or let Quicken enter an estimated total cost based upon prior bills.  Quicken will retain the categories order in the split so it will always be the same from month-to-month.
    Then when you get the actual monthly bill you can enter the Reminder into your register and during this process you can change the split categories amounts (just click on the cost field and enter the new value) and "Adjust" the total amount to match the actual bill as needed.  As my wife says, "Easy, breezy."  This works really well for me.
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  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was going to suggest using a memorized Transaction. Just like a Scheduled Reminder, it can do what you ask for.
    Just memorize a correctly categorized transaction, then locate it in Tools / Memorized Payee List. Edit the split category amounts down to 0, save the entry and enable the "Lock this entry" flag, to prevent it from ever being changed by a future transaction.
  • BoatnmaniacBoatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    UKR said:
    I was going to suggest using a memorized Transaction. Just like a Scheduled Reminder, it can do what you ask for.
    Just memorize a correctly categorized transaction, then locate it in Tools / Memorized Payee List. Edit the split category amounts down to 0, save the entry and enable the "Lock this entry" flag, to prevent it from ever being changed by a future transaction.
    That's another good option.  I like the Bill Reminders better since these are recurring bills and then I can view them them in my register(s) and see the projected account balances.  But both options will work.  It's just a matter of personal preference as to which to use.
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  • Chris_QPWChris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    ssstike67 said:
    but it would be simpler if you could just have a way to move the line items up and down the list.
    Maybe for you, but not for the programmer.  It would actually be quite a change to implement something like that.
    (I'm using the latest Quicken subscription version)
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