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Unable to permanently delete certain categories

Chris SowerbyChris Sowerby Member ✭✭
Certain employment-related categories do not apply to me and never will, so I deleted them.  Some time later, they will re-appear without any action on my part.  This is particularly annoying because every time I run a related report, Quicken then asks if I want to include them.  To avoid this, I have to re-save every affected report with those categories excluded.  The only workaround is to hide those categories so they don't show up in the list, but I'd like to know why they can't just be removed once and for all. 

It's been a while since I looked but I believe the categories are Employer Benefit, Profit Sharing , Holiday:Holiday, Sick Pay:Sick Pay, Vacation:Vacation.  In fact each of the last 3 appears twice in the category list,
but they're not shown as subcategories of my income or my spouse's.

I've tried more than once but the result is always the same.  Sure would be nice to get rid of these superfluous categories without having them come back again!


  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    By design, it should be impossible to have duplicate categories with the same name or categories with a ":"(colon) as part of the category name.


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  • Chris SowerbyChris Sowerby Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Already did that entire procedure because of another problem, and it didn't make any difference for this one. I could try deleting the categories again from the validated file and see if they do reappear later.
  • Chris SowerbyChris Sowerby Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    It occurred to me that perhaps the deleted categories were being reintroduced by a monthly scheduled paycheque deposit, even if it didn't include any amounts in those categories.  I have now restructured that deposit as a simple income reminder since it is pension income with very few deductions.  I deleted all the unwanted categories once more and will wait to see if they come back.
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