Change "Food and Dining | Groceries" to "Groceries."

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If I enter a grocery store as a payee, Quicken puts in the category "Food and Dining | Groceries. But I would like Groceries to be a main category, not a sub-category of something else. Is there a way to do that?

Thanks.

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  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Starting with this:

    Then create a new top-level Category called "Groceries."

    Do Edit > Find/Replace… and fill it out appropriately to select the Category you want to change:

    Select all the transactions the Find and Replace finds, and at the bottom of the screen tell Find and Replace what to do with those transactions:

    Click done and all selected transactions will be changed:

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  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓
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    Starting with this:

    Then create a new top-level Category called "Groceries."

    Do Edit > Find/Replace… and fill it out appropriately to select the Category you want to change:

    Select all the transactions the Find and Replace finds, and at the bottom of the screen tell Find and Replace what to do with those transactions:

    Click done and all selected transactions will be changed:

  • toonbon
    toonbon Member
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    Excellent! Thank you.

  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    It might be easier to edit the Groceries sub category and change it to an expense instead of a sub category.

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