Corrupted categories bug
Every time there is an update, or a reinstall, QW creates its own vacation category "Vacation:Vacation", and or sometimes it shows up as Vacation2. Per the screen shot, many moons ago I created subcategories of my own as shown in the screen shot. If I delete the vacation:vacation, and or Vacation2 category, then everything looks fine, until I do a OSU for quicken cloud, at which point all but one of my sub categories disappear leaving 100's of transactions uncategorized.
validate prior or post does not detect any db inconsistencies.
Very weird indeed, and this has been a problem for at least the last 2-3 years.
I have attached screen shots.
Steps to Reproduce.
open qw and look at categories, filter for "vacation"
open categories again
This is STILL a problem several builds later, and I would really appreciate someone taking a look at it. I think it may have something to do with making a copy of a file for testing/sandbox and that file syncing to quicken cloud, then syncing again with production. Either that, or as I suggested earlier with build updates, which I notice also puts back many unused categories I've previously deleted. I also created a category called "Holiday" some time ago in an effort to eliminate "Vacation" thinking it was just a problem with that category. I moved all subs to holiday. The problem still happened, but with "Holiday:Holiday", and that "Holiday:Holiday" still comes back each time the "Vacation:Vacation" one does. This just happened a couple of days ago, and in addition to those two, there was "Sick Pay:Sick Pay" which I have NEVER used for anything. Again, it would be MARVELOUS to have a database editor so I could look in the tables directly to see where the cobwebs are. Seems like a messed up index in a table, or more likely all these "categories" are kept in a table, even after deleted, and flagged with a field that makes them active or not. There is likely duplicate entries in the table in this case. Let me know if you need anything else. I will def upload my current file the next time it happens. The ones I did upload on this report do have the problem though. Thank you .
This is still going on. I had a thought it might be related to syncing with quicken web, but I completely disabled this since the last time this bug happened, and it still happened regardless. I figure it happens after small incremental updates. Its a HUGE pain, and I'm sure I'm not the only one dealing with this. When I try to rename/delete vacation:vacation it wipes out ALL my transactions that are categorized under my existing vacation category and all subs under that. I would really appreciate someone looking into this. Thanks.