Could be missing something obvious here. I added a “Description Regex” column to the “AutoCat” sheet. Then I added a simple regex: Zelle.*Stephen Smith
the idea is to capture the Zelle transactions to Stephen Smith where the description contains various gobbledygook between the word Zelle and the name of the recipient. But running AutoCat on everything comes up with no transactions updated. I have referenced this thread, and using the script idea there, I verified that google thinks the regex does match (for example):
Zelle Transfer Conf# 0gdrc1050;, Stephen Smith
I searched my AutoCat sheet for any other rules that might include some of these terms and therefore be processed first, but no dice. It’s the first time I’ve used the regex feature so I could have some fundamental misunderstanding. Any ideas?
Edit: I later added a very similar regex to categorize my property tax payments:
This one works fine. I can’t see any conceptual difference between the two. It is possible that the difference is that in this latter case there were no transactions where there was anything other than a single blank space being captured by the regex “.*” (In other words, I didn’t actually need a regex at all).
Edit2: Yup, if I create a description
Preauthorized Debit foobar Brookline, it does not get caught by AutoCat with a regex of