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#123 Payee categories


How come the Payee list isn't hierarchical like the category list?

For example, there are at least a dozen gas stations in that I have purchased gas from at least once. If I enter them all in as separate Payees, the payee list gets long and disorganized very quickly. If the payee list was like the category list, I could have a generic payee called "Gas Stations" and put all the different gas stations under it. This would improve organization and decrease the time required to find the payee I need.

Users who don't want that feature would be free to ignore it, and could use the flat list just like it is now.

I would be willing to attempt a patch for this, if I could get the feature approved first. Please let me know.


  • Mad Kan

    Mad Kan - 2007-04-17

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    Hi Aaron, your idea does sound interesting. I had been thinking about your request so did not respond right away.

    It appears that the main advantage is primarily to group payees so that you can choose the payee you want quickly? Other than that you still want reporting to be based off the actual payee. Otherwise there is no difference between payees and categories.

    I would be happy to accept the patch as long as it didn't break existing stuff like reports etc. My only other request is that it should be simple and intuitive to use.


  • Aaron Andersen

    Aaron Andersen - 2007-04-18

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    I plan for the new Payee dialog to behave exactly as the category dialog does now, so the former should be as simple and easy to use as the latter. In fact, I was hoping to be able to copy and past some significant code from the category dialog in order to make this work. (I think this would be really fast for someone already familiar with the current source code).

    I have only briefly looked at the source before, so it might take me a while to get a patch ready. If anyone more experienced with this program would like to try, please do. Otherwise, I'll post an update here when I have one.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2014-01-14

    Any news about this feature?

  • Nikolay

    Nikolay - 2014-01-14

    It's for future developing

  • Nikolay

    Nikolay - 2014-01-22
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  • Nikolay

    Nikolay - 2015-03-01

    This idea is conflicted with QIF structure?

  • Stefano

    Stefano - 2016-07-24
    • labels: --> Payee, category
    • Group: --> 1.3.0

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