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Copy Journal function on Posted General Journals in Business Central

Working with large journals can be cumbersome to correct if you make mistakes.

Earlier we used to do customizations for our customers to get this done. But now this feature is available in the product.

Now with the Wave 2 release of Dynamics Business Central you can use the copy journal function on Posted General Journals.

User have ability to reverse the entries based on posted General Journals.

I am using Accountant Profile.

Search for General Journal Template, make sure you have check mark under Copy to Posted Jnl. Lines for template which you wish to use for this purpose.

Journals-> General Journal

Similarly, the Check mark on Batch which you will use for this purpose.

Search for Posted General Journal

You will find no entries as you can see in previous screenshot for Default Batch Copy to Posted General Journal check mark is clear and any entries posted using that batch is not available.

Now put the Check mark and post the entries.

Now re-open Posted General Journal after posting few entries.

Select the Lines you wish to reverse

Select Copy Selected Line to Journal

Fill the request page, Your Template & Batch to Use, if you wish to change the Posting Date & Document No. If you wish to change the Sign and then press OK.

Your Journal Lines will be created as per the information provided on request page:

Below is the Screenshot after posting the entries:

I have exported to Excel and hidden few columns to show the output.

Entries marked in red rectangle is the entries posted post above operation and options selected on request page.

So now you know how to use this feature, share with your customers and help to make their life easy. Hope you liked and enjoyed learning this feature.

See you in next post, till then keep exploring, learning and sharing with others.

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Batch Job, Development Tips, Functional Tips

Adjust Item Costs/Prices… batch job

Just purchase one material on different rates with different vendors and consume it in manufacturing or do the negative adjustment and then run the batch job to see the effect.

The batch job is in the inventory section of Finance Module.

All this Batch does is updating the CARD Costs and Prices for an Item; it really has no connection to the costs posted to inventory, and in terms of Sales only affects the default sales price of an item. A better name might be “Item Card Cost/Price Update”
To test an example, run the batch on a test database, leave the defaults, but change the Adjustment factor to 1.1.
When you run this, all the Item Card Prices will be increased by 10%

Most of the processes relating to costing, discuss posted documents and entries. Like Posted Sales Invoice and Posted Purchase receipt and Item ledger entry and Value Entry and General Ledger and GL entries. All these tables (and others) are used to calculate the actual costs and prices in Navision, and are what is used for Accounting reporting such as financial Statements. This is all covered under Inventory Costing. The batch processes (periodic Activities) “Post Inventory Cost to G/L” and “Adjust Cost – Item Entries” all belongs in this category. But on the other side BEFORE you post anything you need to do setup, and amongst all the setup, are the fields on the Item card which ARE NOT POSTED to the GL, but are used as the default values before posting. For example Unit Price from the Item card is copied into the Line of a Sales Order as a SUGGESTED sales price. But you can change it here and post a different price. Most of the numbers that you see on the Item card are just defaults or suggestions; they are not the final number that is posted to the GL. All of this is covered by Inventory Setup, and includes the Batch Process “Adjust Item Costs/Prices”.

If you check the code you will find that:
In summary

Inventory Setup is what you do to setup Item Costs and Prices BEFORE they hit the GL. (including “Adjust Item Costs/Prices”). Inventory Costing is what you do with entries AFTER they are posted to correct any changes due to the difference between Expected costs and actual costs.
Just go through these steps and you will know what this batch job does-

1. Create a new Item. Complete all the fields with Unit cost and Unit price. Take a note of all the values you write.

2. Create a purchase order for any quantity with Unit cost other than what is on item card and post the order as received & invoiced.

3. Create a sales order with any quantity other than that of Item card and post as shipped and invoiced.

4. Check the invoicing tab on item card and make a note of all values.

5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for two-three times by changing the cost and prices every time (also note the values)

6. Now run Adjust cost-item entries and check the Invoicing tab on card. The Cost fields must have updated, but not the prices.

7. Now run Adjust item-cost prices with adjustment factor 1.5 and check the values. The Unit price over the card must have been updated with 50%.

You can see that the batch job is used to change the prices (Sales prices) of items. After running this batch job, every time when you make a Sales order, the updated Price will be copied to Sales Order field “Unit price Excluding VAT”.

Above listed all fields can be adjusted accordingly, specifying Adjustment Factor and Rounding Method.

Similarly it works for SKU also.

Give it a try to understand it more precisely. Follow above steps defined above.