Bulk transaction mover (was: question about importing .qif files)
Mon, 24 Jul 2000 11:23:01 -0500
On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Eric Mitchell wrote:
> ... The problem is that the bank does not have
> sufficient data to specify a category on my transactions. However,
> for the most part there's a 1-to-1 mapping from payee to category.
> For example, everything I pay to Petsmart gets filed under "Pets."
> 7-ELEVEN is a special case where it could be going to the "Gas" or
> the "Junk Food" categories. If there were a way to configure filing
> transactions similar to the Netscape Mail filter, I think that would
> be quite usable. The filter works on "any/all conditions" "more/fewer":
> "select list of fields" "matches/doesn't" "pattern", "action". This
> logic is a million times easier to understand than, say, procmail. Not
> nearly as powerful, but for filing mailing list messages in different
> folders, a pattern similar to this one, it's sufficient.
This sounds like a restricted sort of "find and replace" operation. It would
be a handy thing to have on its own, not just as a part of a QIF importer.
Some day I may want to go into "expenses:misc" and move all of the transactions
with "Library" memos to a new "library fines" account.