Q06Dlx - Check Numbers >= 10,000?

This not a Quicken problem per se but looking to see if there's a Quicken
solution.
I'm guessing not but who knows...
The Check Numbers on an Account have reached ten thousand (5 digits).
The QFX d/l File has the line with the last significant 4 digits
only (7 for 10007).
I spoke with the Bank and they pointed out that it's a scan-line problem.
The line on the check has 4 digits only.
That is so - I never noticed - the next Check is 10011 but its scan-line has
0011.
All of this prevents Qkn from "matching" during OSU... so that, for this
Account, I'll
have to Edit/Match manually from now on which, of course, I'm bound to screw
up eventually.
So, has anyone had to cross this bridge before and found a work-around?
Yeah I know I could close the Account and open a new one but that seems
extreme.
I could drop OSU for the Account and d/l and patch the QFX file but that
seems like it might be more work than the manual match.
Looking for ideas or other practical suggestions.
Thanks.
Geo. Salisbury
Long Valley, NJ
Reply to
GSalisbury
If you haven't actually written 10,000 checks in this account (or haven't done it anytime in the near past), order new checks with a lower starting number -- say 1,000.
Reply to
The Streets
Yes I guess I could do that - it would work.
That a.r. purist in me had wanted to do nothing of course
The acct in question is our primary, joint household acct and its been in play for 30+ years. We've written the ten thousand plus checks but the 1st one in Qkn is in the seven thousand series so we could restart somewhat lower and not run into dups. Without looking I'm pretty sure I don't have the statements and cancelled checks on hand from before when I starting using Qkn ('96...).
I guess I'll live with for a bit until I see how annoying it becomes and then decide upon a plan. Thanks for the (what should have been an obvious) plan - sometimes the forest gets in the way.
Geo.
Reply to
GSalisbury
Can to help to clarify something?
What check number actually appears in the MICR line of your checks? 4 digits, or 5 digits?
db
Reply to
danbrown
As I noted in my original post my next Check Number is 10,011 but 0011 (that's four digits) is what's encoded on the MICR scan-line.
Geo.
Reply to
GSalisbury
That's what I understood, but I wanted to double- (triple- ?) check.
The printed check number in the upper right corner of your checks is irrelevant. You bank's computers only read the MICR line ... not the upper right corner.
SO, a still easier remedy is to force Quicken ONE TIME to use the number that's actually on the MICR line ... and then, after that, use the "Next Chk Nbr" function as you're already doing.
After you manually type in, for example, 0011, Q will remember that and automatically use 0012 as the next number.
No new checks to order with this method.
db
Reply to
danbrown
Hmmm... Yes I can see how that'd work - good idea.
I'd already played with changing the Check# to, say, 3000 and then entered and deleted some lines. Changing it to what's on the next check is no different so that'd work just fine.
I see where I'll probably do just that after I monitor the flow for awhile. Thx for the good idea. Again, that damned forest just keeps getting in the way of the view. Geo.
Reply to
GSalisbury
George as an old People's Bank customer you should have known that. Just kidding. Trust all is well with you.
Reply to
Sam Spade
[snipage...]
I think you think you're talking to a different George. I've never done business with People's Bank and it's a little out of my radius. Geo. Salisbury Long Valley, NJ
Reply to
GSalisbury
Sorry George but I worked with a Salisbury at UCC and thought you might be him. Guess I'm getting senile.
Reply to
Sam Spade
Huh? Have we met before? Were's my teeth? Ummm soup today - yesterday was jello - I don't know if I like jello
Reply to
GSalisbury
Aw! Go ahead and keep writing. Good thing about fading memory is you are surrounded by more and more new faces.
Al (I'd apologize if this is off-topic, but beginnig of thread is too far away to check. Say, got a needle?)
Reply to
Al
|> As I noted in my original post my next Check Number is 10,011 but 0011 | > (that's four digits) is what's encoded on the MICR scan-line. | | That's what I understood, but I wanted to double- (triple- ?) check. | | The printed check number in the upper right corner of your checks is | irrelevant. You bank's computers only read the MICR line ... not the | upper right corner. | | SO, a still easier remedy is to force Quicken ONE TIME to use the | number that's actually on the MICR line ... and then, after that, use | the "Next Chk Nbr" function as you're already doing. | | After you manually type in, for example, 0011, Q will remember that | and automatically use 0012 as the next number. | | No new checks to order with this method. | | db | I did this starting with this month's batch of checks and, as we would expect, the returns have matched up nicely (good idea). I can live it with since I rarely display the register sorted in strict check# order. Geo.
Reply to
GSalisbury

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