Money Plus not memorizing payees


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Michael Moser

Good ol' MS Money used to memorize payee names. When one started typing
a name, usually three or four characters were enough for money to fill
the rest of the input form with the details of the last transaction
to/from the same payee. For some strange reason this does not work any
more with Money Plus and I find it increasingly annoying that I have to
type longish payee names and other details again and again and again.

What could cause this??? I first thought, that Money Plus tends to
forget old payees (i.e. that it simply had a limited MRU list, that it
would select from) but that's obviously not the case. Even recent payees
(e.g. just 1 month since the last entry) are not found the next time I
enter some amount to/from them again.

I also noticed, that the non-memorized payees do not show up any more
under the Payees list. Luckily at least the original entry remains
untouched, but e.g. searching in most cases doesn't yield a hit any
more. Due to this, I have to say, I find Money more and more useless. If
it doesn't provide these misc. convenient functions during data entry
then I could as well use some spreadsheet to manage my accounts...

Michael
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

Good ol' MS Money used to memorize payee names. When one started typing
a name, usually three or four characters were enough for money to fill
the rest of the input form with the details of the last transaction
to/from the same payee. For some strange reason this does not work any
more with Money Plus and I find it increasingly annoying that I have to
type longish payee names and other details again and again and again.

Be sure that
Tools->Settings->AccountSettings(global)->UseAutoComplete is ticked.
 
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Michael Moser

Cal said:
In microsoft.public.money, Michael Moser wrote:
...
Be sure that
Tools->Settings->AccountSettings(global)->UseAutoComplete is ticked.
Yeah - that's set.

I guess, the initial problem is, that new payees are not added to the
list (and, actually, more and more old entries seem to get dropped, too.
My payee list is more and more like a swiss cheese...). That entries are
then not found and whence the entry can not be completed seems to me to
be just a consequential effect.

Michael
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

Yeah - that's set.

I guess, the initial problem is, that new payees are not added to the
list (and, actually, more and more old entries seem to get dropped, too.
My payee list is more and more like a swiss cheese...). That entries are
then not found and whence the entry can not be completed seems to me to
be just a consequential effect.
I don't remember seeing that problem posted by anybody. I would
consider File->RepairMoneyFile->QuickFileRepair and maybe
File->RepairMoneyFile->StandardFileRepair level 2.

I doubt that this setting is relevant to this problem:
Tools->Settings->AccountSettings(global)->ConfirmNewPayees
[will give you the option to not add a payee to the list that you
are using one time only, but it does not work for downloaded payees.
 
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Michael Moser

Cal said:
I don't remember seeing that problem posted by anybody. I would
consider File->RepairMoneyFile->QuickFileRepair and maybe
File->RepairMoneyFile->StandardFileRepair level 2.
I tried that (with both levels), both reported "no error found".
I doubt that this setting is relevant to this problem:
Tools->Settings->AccountSettings(global)->ConfirmNewPayees
[will give you the option to not add a payee to the list that you
are using one time only, but it does not work for downloaded payees.
That option is disabled (i.e. not checked).

Michael
 

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