I am disappointed that they yet have not implemented the mouse property "Sn
ap To' which automatically moves the pointer to the default button in a dia
log box. And my pointer still still appears in the upper left hand corner w
hen Quicken starts up.
On the up-side, you can move a security into a different account because yo
u can export and import QIF files. (I don't think you could do this in prio
r versions (?)).
This is particularly useful to me because I have two securities where the s
ell lots got mangled in the QDF file. As a result, I show a share size of x
but when I go to sell, the most I can sell is x-(2*my last sale). Really.
No - Repair and validate didn't fix the problem, no place-holders either. T
he sales are from years ago and I have years of reinvestment dividends adde
d since then. Just for fun I deleted the trade but it didn't fix the proble
m. Quicken Inc told me to find a backup that worked and go forth from there
. Ha ha ha ha. If I could time travel perhaps I would do that.
My road map to fix this - is to
1)Create a new account for each security.
2)Run Capital gains/losses for each so I can identify the lots I chose when
I originally sold them.
3)Export each security to a QIF file.
4)Delete the securities from the current QDF file
5)For each bad security parse the QIF file and locate the sale. Copy all th
e investment transactions from day one, up to but not including the sale, t
o a new QIF file. Import that QIF file into the new account. Manually enter
the sale and all the lots as indicated on the Capital Gains report (urgh).
Apply the remaining transactions from the QIF file.
I did a rough run-thru and it looks like I can do it. The thing that puzzle
s me - if the lots are all screwed up, how is the Capital Gains report repo
rting them? I am certain, Quicken could write a small tool to fix the QDF f
These inconsistencies are the things about Quicken that really bug me. They
should be doing consistency checking of the QDF (for example) as the Inves
tment screen is painted. The Market Value of a security is computed using t
he shares and today's price. Yet today's gain/loss is based on open lots an
d the price change. A few lines of code would see the inconsistency between
the open lot size and the number of shares. It took me months to realize t
he daily gains/loss reported on my investment screen was wrong. I guess I m
issed a lot of opportunities to buy/sell!
I was hoping they would fix the QDF file to work with OneDrive or Dropbox;