As an account administrator or bookkeeper, you can create rules that will automatically apply custom field values for transactions made in a specific budget. With a budget rule in place, spenders will no longer have to make selections for any custom fields that you have already selected as part of the rule. You can only create one budget rule for each budget in your account.

If a transaction occurs that triggers a budget rule for a custom field and a card rule, merchant rule, or individual default is also triggered, the following prioritization applies:

  1. Card rules

  2. Merchant rules

  3. Budget rules

  4. Individual defaults

Learn how to create automated merchant rules in your account.


Web Browser

jump to Mobile steps

  1. In the Navigation Menu, click the Settings link [1]. Then click the Transactions link [2].

Open Transaction Settings

2. Locate the Automation Rules section [1]. Then click the View link [2].

View Automation Rules

3. Click the Add New Rule button.

Add New Rule

4. In the Rule Type drop-down menu [1], select the Budget option [2].

Budget Rule Type

5. In the If A Transaction Hits This Budget drop-down menu [1], select the budget where you want the budget rule to apply [2].

Note: You can only apply one automation rule per budget. If you cannot select a budget, there may already be an automated budget rule applied for that budget.

Select Budget

6. The Make These Field Selections section displays any custom fields that apply to your selected budget [1]. If you want a custom field option to be automatically applied for any transaction for the selected budget, click the drop-down menu for the custom field and select the option you want applied [2].

Make Field Selections

7. To save the budget rule, click the Save button.

Save Button

Mobile App

  1. In the Navigation Menu, tap the More link.

More Link

2. Tap the Automation Rules link.

Open Automation Rules

3. Tap the Add New link.

Add New Rule

4. Tap the Budget Rule button.

Open Budget Rule

5. Tap the If a transaction hits this budget field [1]. Then select the budget where you want the automation rule to apply [2].

Budget Rule Settings

6. All the custom fields that apply to that budget display. If you want a custom field option to be automatically applied for any transaction for the selected budget, tap the custom field and select the option you want applied.

Make Custom Field Selections

7. To save your budget rule, tap the Save link.

Save Budget Rule

Learn how to edit and delete merchant rules.


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