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Ability to excluded a particular transaction from any Quicken report

PamandSteveStrobel
PamandSteveStrobel Member ✭✭
edited September 2020 in Reports (Windows)
If I have set up a budget for payments on an account or a category, and I have a large transactions such as a loan payoff or refinance of some type, this skews the reporting. Normally it is the budget reports or the home page spending reports. I would like the option to mark a particular transactions, "Exclude from reports". This would allow my reports to function as intended, even when a large transactions comes through.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    I think this would be very hard to implement.
    What would I suggest is that you pick a different category for the large expense, and then exclude that category from the report.
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  • Hello @Chris_QPW , thank you for your suggestion. That would work if I was only dealing with a category, but it would not work if it was for an account. The example I have is that I have budget amount to pay off on a auto loan, $400 / month. I decide to pull some money from a savings account and pay off the balance of the loan, $10,000. The budget report, and other spending reports show the $10,000 additional spend, since the account is included in my budget.

    I don't want to remove it from the budget, since it showed activity prior to the payoff.

    I'm not sure why this would be a hard feature to implement. They would only need to add an attribute to a transaction, "include_in_reports". The query for the data would then include additional filter to ensure that "include_in_reports" is true. That of course should be the default value.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Let me rephrase that.  I doubt they are going to add a new field to the transactions, add GUI selecting in reports, and do extra queries for a feature that up to now no one else has ever asked for.  And even if they ever implemented it they certainly wouldn't give it much of a priority so by the time it was available your use case for it would be long gone.
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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I use a Tag I named "Exclude" for this. Then I customize the report not to include that tag.
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  • Thanks @Rocket J Squirrel for that suggestion! It will do what I want it to do.
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