How Quicken Deals with transfers
I’m still having some issues understanding how Quicken works with downloaded transactions from my bank. However, I think I can actually describe my last two issues intelligently, this time.
First issue. Let me describe at a high level. You might not even have to look at the details to give me an explanation. Each month I transfer $150 from my Primary Savings account to my Vacation
Fund. When I import the transactions from the bank every thing looks good. Except, I don’t like what appears in the Payee column. So, on my Primary account I change the Payee to ‘Vacation’. I blank out the category. I leave the other columns alone. Now to the Vacation Fund. I change the Payee to ‘From Prime, blank out the category and leave the other fields alone. Here’s what happens. When I change the row in the Vacation Fund, Quicken deletes the transaction in the Primary Savings account. Why does it do that? Could this be related to the fact that this is a transfer between these two accounts? If so, I still don’t understand why changing the name on one side of the transfer should cause the other side to be deleted. Is there a way that I can prevent this?
For this issue I have copies of the rows in question from the two accounts
immediately after import and then after modifications.
Second issue. I also transfer funds from my Primary Savings account to a House Fund each month. This time, Quicken failed to import a transaction yet I can see it in the QFX file.
Here’s what the screen looks like after importing but prior to accepting:
You can clearly see there is only one transaction. But in the QFX file there is another.
Here’s my suspicion but I can’t explain it. The Quicken screen says it only processes ‘cleared’ transactions. I compared the code between and for both transactions. I can’t determine how Quicken identifies an ‘uncleared’ transaction. I don’t even know if this is the reason Quicken chose to ignore the second transaction.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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