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Create Journal Entries Sub-Versions

Journal entries reside in a special type of sub-version that can only be updated through journal entries. This lets you restrict manual adjustments to only accept balanced entries while also presenting them in the familiar form of accounting-style journal entries.

When viewing a journal entry version on a sheet, you can't directly edit cells because it's disabled. Also, because journal entry versions use the same security mechanism as other versions, the rule that all updates to actuals must be made using balanced journal entries can be enforced.

Create Journal Entries Sub-Versions

To create a journal entry sub-version go to Modeling > Versions

  1. To choose the parent of the journal entry, select the root actuals or any sub-version.
  2. From the toolbar, click Create New Journal Entry Version.

  3. Choose how you want the journal entries identified: 

    • Automatic: The identifying number sequence is automatically generated for each new journal entry. Enter the Prefix and Starting Number. Identification numbers build on the starting number. 

    • None:  New journal entries do not have identification numbers.  

    • Manual: At the time you create the journal entry, you enter the identification number. Choose a prefix for the numbers.

  4. Choose the Access Control for each user type. If you hide the version and you have chosen it for actuals overlay on a plan, anyone who can see the plan version can see the overlay data. 

  5. Select Audit trail to enable it, or leave it unchecked.

  6. Save or cancel.

  7. Drag and drop the new version within the actuals list only. They can also be nested within actuals sub-versions.

Journal Entry Numbering

You can set journal entries to be numbered automatically. Numbering is usually configured during the creation of journal entries sub-versions, but it can also be set up after the sub-version has been created.

If you change an existing journal entries sub-version so that it uses numbering, only new entries created after the change are numbered. Existing journal entries are not given numbers.

To set up numbering for a journal entries sub-version:

  1. Go to Modeling > Versions.

  2. Click the journal entries sub-version in the version list.

  3. On the Version Details pane:

    • Click Automatic from the Journal Entry Numbering dropdown and enter a prefix and the starting number for the automatic numbering.

    • Or, click Manual from the Journal Entry Numbering dropdown and enter a prefix. 

  4. Click Save.

See Journal Entry Version Details for more information.

Once you select and implement a method of numbering journal entries, the method cannot be changed. For example, if you set the journal entries in a particular version to be numbered automatically, you cannot later change the version to make journal entries numbered manually. This is done to preserve the integrity of the numbering format assigned to the version.

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