Categorize multiple transactions at once
It would be nice if I could select multiple transactions at one time to assign them to a single category.
Example 1: I frequently import lots of data (via QIF) at once and don't have time to categorize everything during the import process, so I want to be able to go through later and quickly categorize. It would be much faster if I could, for example, select all of my restaurant transactions at once and then categorize them all with a few clicks.
Example 2: For my business trips I create a single account for each trip. There is no way Bayesian matching will ever be able to successfully guess where these transactions should go because it's a new account each time.
I came here looking for this FR specifically. I recently imported hundreds of transactions from a chequing account and didn't have time to sit and categorize them at that moment. I came back later thinking I could sort, group-select and categorize en masse but sadly this is not the case. I guess I'll delete and re-import the transactions because the import dialog allows batch categorizing. In the future, however, it would be nice to be able to do this ex-post-facto.
Russel Kaplan commented
Yes, please enable editing multiple transactions at once and allow the ability to do this by filtering on the description, so all transactions with a description of "coffee" can be set to the same account (Expenses:Food & Dining:Coffee Shops)