Quicken Reports Defaults

MJB Member ✭✭
edited February 2023 in Reports (Windows)
What is the purpose of the Banking Summary Report? as Compared to the Cash Flow Report?
Which accounts should be included in Banking Summary Report? It appears by default only Bank, Cash and Credit accounts are included. Why not Asset, Liability and Investment accounts.


  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's largely a matter of preference.  If you don't like the Banking report ... customize it to your liking and save the customized report for future use.

    Q user since February, 1990. DOS Version 4
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Business & Personal
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP

  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2023
    If you look at the Account Bar - vertical column of Accounts to the left or right of the screen - there's a large section of Accounts at the top labeled "Banking."  That section has the Bank, Cash and Credit Accounts in your file.  The "Banking" heading also has a total of all your these Accounts, sometimes positive, sometimes negative.
    This particular report analyzes the composition of what has caused that Banking total amount to change from one date to another date.  It details the income and expenses that have been recorded in those Accounts and also lists out the transfers that have occurred between the Banking Accounts and all other Accounts in your file. 
    If the Banking total was a positive dollar amount of $XXX,XXX on Date1 and it's a negative dollar amount of ($YYY,YYY) on a later date, Date 2, resulting in a difference of $ZZZ,ZZZ ($YYY,YYY - $XXX,XXX), this report gives you the elements that resulted in that change.
    Not a report that gets a lot of use, I'd guess, but that's its purpose.
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