Another one unhappy with quickfill
claven123 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 23:38:43 EST 2011
I have to agree with David on the quickfill. I seem to always have
the all capital letters from downloaded transactions. A nice solution
would be to have access to the list of the transactions and be able to
edit those. This is the behavior of quicken, and that seemed to work
However, I will say that this is a minor item and not in anyway
complaining. I would look at it as suggestions for improvements. I
am very happy with this product and all the hard work that goes into
On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 8:58 PM, David T. <sunfish62 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Issues with Quickfill have come up numerous times over the years, in much the same way (see for example http://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-user/2009-September/031370.html)
> As I said back then, I personally find Quickfill annoying in its implementation; if you import transactions from online sources and they are all DESCRIBED IN CAPITAL LETTERS, the user MUST TYPE IN THE ENTIRE STRING AGAIN, and then add a spurious character at the end to get their modification entered. That (as I noted in the earlier thread) is the opposite of quick entry. Anti-Quickfill, if you will.
> I would love it if Gnucash's Quickfill had ways for users to work with the Quickfill settings, or have Quickfill ignore imported transactions when populating the Quickfill database.
> I put up with Quirkfill (pun intended), but it sure would be nice if it could be improved. Of course, IANAP.
> --- On Sun, 1/16/11, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be> wrote:
>> From: Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be>
>> Subject: Re: Another one unhappy with quickfill
>> To: gnucash-user at gnucash.org, abrahams at acm.org
>> Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011, 10:41 AM
>> On Sunday 16 January 2011, Paul
>> Abrahams wrote:
>> > Derek asked, "What is it about quickfill that you
>> don't like?" Well,
>> > sometimes it will create a split transaction because I
>> once had one but
>> > don't want one any longer. And filling in
>> a split when it really isn't
>> > one is a lot of unnecessary work. Even making
>> the split go away is
>> > unnecessary labor.
>> > I can understand the arguments for quickfill, but what
>> I don't understand
>> > is why it isn't optional, given that many people
>> dislike it. It shouldn't
>> > be that difficult to do.
>> Quite frankly, you're the second person I hear complaining
>> about it. I have
>> some difficulty calling that "many".
>> As for making the quickfill feature optional (assuming for
>> now that doing so
>> is a good idea), that is likely not too difficult, but
>> still someone has to do
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