Can't manually enter security prices for only some securities


T

trying stuff

Using Quicken Deluxe 2003, upgraded from Quicken Deluxe 2001 recently
with no effect on this problem which I have had for over a year.

I generally enter my security prices once a month when the brokerage
house sends out their statements using the date and security prices as
shown on my statements from the Portfolio view.

Most of my securities are easily entered and the price histories can
easily be seen. However about 15 of the securities can not be
entered. I enter the value, hit enter and the column remains blank.
I right click the security and choose Price History and the file is
blank and I can not make any entries. It is as if some part of the
file is write locked. These security cost data is accurate and I have
no trouble with entering sales of these securites.

Without all the securities priced and valued, Quicken doesn't value my
brokerage accounts and net worth very effectively.

I have tried the Quicken Validate and Super Validate and no file
corruption is shown.

Ideas?

Thanks - Dan
 
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J

John Pollard

trying said:
Using Quicken Deluxe 2003, upgraded from Quicken Deluxe 2001
recently with no effect on this problem which I have had for over a
year.
Most of my securities are easily entered and the price histories can
easily be seen. However about 15 of the securities can not be
entered. I enter the value, hit enter and the column remains blank.
I right click the security and choose Price History and the file is
blank and I can not make any entries. It is as if some part of the
file is write locked.
I don't know what the cause of the problem is, though I would not be
surprised if there was some corruption somewhere, despite the validate
results. But, if you are willing to reconstruct your price history,
there may be a workaround ... and you can check it out, and if the
workaround is worse than the current situation, you can revert.

With Quicken closed, rename the Quicken price history file
(mydata.qph); then open Quicken and see if you can enter prices for
those 15 securities. If you are satisfied that you can manually
update all your prices, you can do a price history download which will
get most of the history for the last five years. If you have bonds or
other securities that Quicken can not get prices for, you will have to
bring those prices up-to-date manually.

If you are not happy with the results, just rename the old .qph file
to it original name and you will back where you were when you started
this thread.
 

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