Memorize name rules not working as described?

PeterV959
PeterV959 Member ✭✭
I am using Quicken for Windows V43.14 but I'm still kinda new to this again. I used Quicken way back in the dark ages of DOS and Windows 3.0-3.11. Anyway, having just bought my laptop, I wanted to move from my cloud based program to Quicken. I cobbled together a way to convert a CSV to a QIF in Excel/VBA and got all that in and balanced. I would like to standardize my payee names but the rule change or add does not work as described in the help screen. It does not pop up when I change an existing transaction, it just changes the payee and moves on to the clicked-on different transaction (per the help screen). If I get to "+ Add a rule" on the Name Memorization screen it pops up a dialog box with two text boxes, neither of which are drop downs. The challenge to this will be that each Zelle transaction that comes in from Truist has a Zelle transaction number in it making each payee unique. I guess I was hoping for some kind of Regular Expression (RegEx) ability in the match field or even multiple "contains" matching. Specifically I need it to match a name, the word "Zelle", and whether it's a "to" or "from" transaction. I can live without it but it would be really helpful.

I have attached a cropped screenshot of what I am looking at.

Thanks.

PeterV

Best Answer

  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    More complex renaming rules and/or a rework of the process would indeed be helpful.
    I found that, after creating a Renaming Rule for a Payee, you need to do one more step:
    Go into Renaming Rules. Click the triangle next to the Payee Name and change the "If Quicken name is" field to "If Payee contains".
    This works for my renaming needs. YMMV.

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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓
    More complex renaming rules and/or a rework of the process would indeed be helpful.
    I found that, after creating a Renaming Rule for a Payee, you need to do one more step:
    Go into Renaming Rules. Click the triangle next to the Payee Name and change the "If Quicken name is" field to "If Payee contains".
    This works for my renaming needs. YMMV.
  • PeterV959
    PeterV959 Member ✭✭
    That helps. Now I may have to create rules. Then I presume I must run through my two years of transactions with Find & Replace to adjust my older records.

    Thank you.

    PeterV
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