Search for Action Writechk in a brokerage account does not work

I do indeed have a smattering of Writechk transactions in my brokerage account. Trying to find these with a search fails. I do specify Find Action Contains Writechk (selected from pull down menus), yet dispite the fact I have a half dozen of these transaction in the account, and one is clearly visible in the register, the search returns, "No matching transactions were found"

Plan B was to search for the check numbers (Any Field Less Than or Equal To nnn). No Writechk transactions were in the search results.

FAIL!

No hits anywhere at the Quicken website on this either.

How do I search for Writechk in a brokerage account?

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can't within an Investment type account … such action doesn't exist.

    BUT, for a taxable brokerage account, you can use the option to "Show Cash in a Checking account", and write checks there.

    That option is available via TOOLS, Account List, click EDIT adjacent to the investment account name. There's a radio button to select the option. When you do this, all cash in the investment account will be moved to the newly created Checking account.

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  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can sort an investment account by Action, then all the WriteChk actions will be together.

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭

    This should actually be reported as bug.

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  • QuickUserPSP
    QuickUserPSP Member, Windows Beta Beta

    The "WriteChk" action shows up under the "Cash" action in investment reports. So I think if you search on "Cash", it will appear. There are several investment actions that are like this. It looks like if the transaction is cash related, then it shows up under the "Cash" action, no matter what the original action was.

  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭

    Note that the main reason I consider this a bug is because you can select it in the Find. There are various "actions" that are in fact, translated into more fundamental actions. But you certainly should be able to select a search that can't be performed.

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  • QuickUserPSP
    QuickUserPSP Member, Windows Beta Beta

    I agree it is a bug, but my point was that there are more actions that need to be looked at in addition to "WriteChk". I have run accross this situation before, and it indeed is frustrating. I just know to use the "Cash" when searching on any cash related transaction, but that is a workaround, not a fix. When you use "Cash" action, it brings up other transactions you don't want.

    My question is how does one report a bug?

  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭

    Help → Report a problem

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  • QuickUserPSP
    QuickUserPSP Member, Windows Beta Beta

    I guess if that is the only avenue then it's worth a try. The only caveat is that submission doesn't mean resolution.

  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭

    You could go through this cute dialog. 🤣

    But yeah, no matter how you slice it there isn't any magic that is going to really improve the odds that they work on anything other than having more people complain about it.

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  • Quicken Kristina
    Quicken Kristina Moderator mod
    edited February 26

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