When you categorize a transaction, you can choose to automatically categorize all transactions based on a name matching rule. You can create exact or partial transaction name matching rules.

Exact Name Match Rule

  • In the Transactions tab, search for the transaction by name.

  • Select the incorrectly categorized transaction.

  • Tap on the current category to change and create an exact name rule.

  • Select the correct category, then decide if you want to apply the same change to similar transactions based on the name or the Plaid transaction categorization (ex. Apply to all “Gyms and Fitness...” Transactions).

  • If you do not want to create a rule, then select No thanks to update the individual transaction.

  • Tap Create a Rule Based on the Name, select Exact Match and Create Rule.

Partial Name Match Rule

  • Transactions from the same merchant may not always post with the same name, or transactions may have a custom name each month (ex. GasBill032020, GasBill042020). You can create a partial transaction name match rule to ensure that future transactions are categorized correctly.

  • In the Transactions tab, search for the transaction with a portion of the name. In this example, the merchant name varies based on payment method.

  • Select the incorrectly categorized transaction.

  • Tap on the current category to change and create a partial name rule.

  • Select the correct category, then decide if you want to apply the same change to similar transactions based on the name or the Plaid transaction categorization (ex. Apply to all "Supermarkets and.." transactions).

  • If you do not want to create a rule, then select No thanks to update the individual transaction.

  • Tap Create a Rule Based on the Name and select Partial Match.

  • Then select a portion of the transaction name and Create Rule.

NOTE: This will not not automatically update future transaction names with the partial name - these rules are for transaction categorization.

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