[kmymoney4] [Bug 374352] Payee merge converts imported name containing string "Check" to existing Payee name "Check"
Peter J. Farley III
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Sat Dec 31 02:22:15 UTC 2016
--- Comment #5 from Peter J. Farley III <pjfarley3 at earthlink.net> ---
When I begin this import process there are NO PAYEES AT ALL and no transactions
at all in the system, so there are no Payee settings to begin with. This first
import process establishes all of my Payees over the last 3 years.
I indeed do want Payee names like "Transfer to Checking" and "Check". The ones
that are simply "Check" will be manually modified by me after import to reflect
the actual hand-written Payee name on the actual check that was written, and
the Category will be changed from the imported "Misc/Other" to the true
category for that transaction. The bank I use does not OCR checks to try to
extract even the most clearly block-printed Payee names on the actual, physical
checks that I have written, so I do have to change those manually after import.
The "Transfer" Payee names are a result of online transfers initiated manually
by me between multiple accounts of multiple types (savings, checking, etc.)
linked together on the bank website. The "Transfer" items have no actual Payee
name, and I have chosen these "Transfer" Payee names to suit my personal
The CSV import file is a processed version of the CSV items actually downloaded
from my bank, edited for consistency of format and names in the Payee and Memo
fields, and to automatically add Category fields for each edited Payee.
Unfortunately the bank "Payee" names are horribly inconsistent and change over
time as well, so pre-processing for consistency and clarity is required.
I will extract a small representative set of CSV import items which demonstrate
the problem results and the expected results and upload them soon.
FWIW, the CSV file I import has these column assignments, which I will
reiterate when I upload the sample file:
Col 2 -- Date
Col 3 -- Number
Col 4 -- Payee
Col 5 -- Memo
Col 6 -- Debit
Col 7 -- Credit
Col 11 -- Category
Thanks for all of your prompt and helpful comments. I will get to the sample
CSV as soon as I may, given RL intrusions this holiday season.
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