space for searchable notes and memos in Quicken 2006


J

John Talstad

Is there more space for searchable notes and memos in Quicken 2006 than
in Money 2004, or less? It's nice to have the ability to search memo
fields for purchase dates, helping to locate receipts by date for
warranty claims. Quicken seems to offer a shorter text field than
Money but offers the Note attachments, allowing much more data however
the memos aren't searchable, are they? As well, the short text string
seems compromised for searching in split transactions. Quicken doesn't
seem to search the whole field but only the first part. For example,
enter:

Sleep Innovations Novaform Pillow Elite Contour 24.39-$6 coupon

into the memo field of a line item in a Split Transaction. Click Find
All for "pillow". Quicken can't find the pillow. Make pillow the
first word in that text string, however, and it finds the entry. And
finds it as the second, or third, word as well. But not as entered
above. Is that a limitation of Quicken or is there a switch allowing a
longer searchable memo string?
 
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G

Geek

John said:
Is there more space for searchable notes and memos in Quicken 2006 than
in Money 2004, or less? It's nice to have the ability to search memo
fields for purchase dates, helping to locate receipts by date for
warranty claims. Quicken seems to offer a shorter text field than
Money but offers the Note attachments, allowing much more data however
the memos aren't searchable, are they? As well, the short text string
seems compromised for searching in split transactions. Quicken doesn't
seem to search the whole field but only the first part. For example,
enter:

Sleep Innovations Novaform Pillow Elite Contour 24.39-$6 coupon

into the memo field of a line item in a Split Transaction. Click Find
All for "pillow". Quicken can't find the pillow. Make pillow the
first word in that text string, however, and it finds the entry. And
finds it as the second, or third, word as well. But not as entered
above. Is that a limitation of Quicken or is there a switch allowing a
longer searchable memo string?
I copied the above example and my Q2006 Deluxe found it. Be sure to
select the option "contains" in the match if field when you click on the
"find" icon.
 

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