These settings determine how transactions synced from your bank are added to your account. You can set some global settings as well as set up text and category replacements. An example would be if you normally fly on Southwest Airlines and the keyword
Southwest shows up regularly in your synced transactions, you can match that keyword to your
Travel category so that transaction will automatically be categorized properly.
You can also set up text replacement for the description, memo or payee field in your synced transactions. For example, if you purchase something on Amazon, the text on your statement will show up as
AMAZON.COM*276809AZ3 AMZN AMZN.COM/BILL WA 98109 US but you can set up a match to replace that string with
Settingsat the top right side of the page, then click on
Synced Transaction Settingsunder the
There are two settings you can change that affect the way your transactions are added to your account. The global settings are as follows:
||You can choose which field the transaction details (the short description associated with the transaction, such as
||The transactions that are synced from your bank come pre-categorized. These categories most likely won't exactly match the ones you've already set up in ClearCheckbook. You can turn off auto-categorization by selecting the
||When your transactions are synced each day, transactions are received as
Note: this setting only affects regular daily transaction syncing and not the initial historical download.
||If you manually enter transactions in an account that's also set up for syncing, setting this option to
If you enable the
Check for duplicate transactions setting, all transactions that sync from your bank are compared against those you manually entered and checks to see if there might be a duplicate.
The duplicate filter checks for any transactions that match all of the following criteria:
If a possible duplicate is found, a small
alert is shown in the synced description.
When a duplicate flag is shown, you can choose to delete the manually entered transaction, delete the synced transaction or remove the alert flag. To remove the flag, click on the transaction to edit it and click on the
Not a Duplicate link. This will remove the flag from the transaction.
The form at the top of the page lets you add new matches. Whenever transactions are synced from your bank, ClearCheckbook will search the description, memo or payee field for the matching keyword and automatically assign the category you choose. The various fields are shown in the screenshot and explained in the table below.
||Enter a simple keyword contained in the data for your imported transaction. We will look for this keyword when you import a file and match it to the appropriate category.|
||You can set amount conditions for your keywords when enabled (see the section below for more information).|
||Which category you want the matched keyword assigned to.|
||Optional. If the text from the
||Optional. If you want this text applied to a different field from your global setting, you can choose that field here. You can choose from the
We give you the option to set an amount condition for the matches in the situation you have two recurring transactions with the same description, but varying amounts, which should be categorized differently from each other.
When setting up the amount conditions for purchases / withdrawals, be sure to enter the
- sign in front of the amount. Also keep in mind that a larger purchase is
< (less than) a smaller purchase. For example, a purchase of
582.54 is less than a purchase of
25.44. If you need a refresher on ordering negative numbers, you can brush up on the number line here: Khan Academy - Ordering Negative Numbers
When you have keywords with amount matching enabled, the amount condition will appear to the right of the keyword, highlighted in yellow.
When you've added some matches, you will see them in the
Existing Matches list. The matches are sorted alphabetically by keyword. The
Category and which
Field the match will be applied to are all listed.
You can edit a match by clicking the
icon at the top right side of the match you want to edit.
When you click on the edit icon, an Edit Match form will appear where you can modify the details of the match.