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How to Create General Journals in D365 BC

Create General Journals in D365 BC:

(1) In this blog, we will see how to create and post General Journals. Use general journals to post financial transactions directly to general ledger accounts and other accounts, such as bank, customer, vendor, and employee accounts. Go to the search bar and type “General Journals”, as shown.

Search General Journal In D365 BC

(2) After that, “General Journal” opens and enters the information. In the below screenshot, we entered the opening of Ledgers, Customers, Vendors and Banks, as shown.

  • Example-001: Opening Of Customer
    • Customer-001 debited → X Amount Dr
    • Control Account credited → X Amount Cr
  • Example-002: Opening Of Vendor
    • Vendor-001 credited → X Amount Cr
    • Control Account is debited → X Amount Dr
  • Example-003: Opening Of Bank
    • Bank-001 credited → X Amount Cr
    • Control Account is debited → X Amount Dr
  • Example-004: Opening Of Ledger
    • Account-001 credited → X Amount Cr
    • Control Account is debited → X Amount Dr
General Journals Card Open in D365 BC
Field NameField DescriptionImportance
Batch NameSpecifies the name of the journal batch (discussed in the “Overview of Vouchers” blog).Mandatory
Posting DateSpecifies the entry’s posting date.Mandatory
Document TypeSpecifies the type of document that the entry on the journal line is.Optional
Document No.Specifies a document number for the journal line.Mandatory
Account TypeSpecifies the type of account that the entry on the journal line will be posted to.Mandatory
Account No.Specifies the account number that the entry on the journal line will be posted to.Mandatory
Account NameSpecifies the account name that the entry on the journal line will be posted to.Mandatory
DescriptionSpecifies a description of the entry.Mandatory
AmountSpecifies the total amount that the journal line consists of.Mandatory
Bal. Account TypeSpecifies the code for the balancing account type that should be used in this journal line.Mandatory
Bal. Account No.Specifies Account from the list.Mandatory

(3) After that go to the “Post/Print” → Post the entries shortcut Keys is F9 and press Yes, as shown.

Post the journal lines for General Journals in D365

(4) Entries posted and go to the “General Ledger Entries” and take a printout of that entry as shown.

Print Voucher for General Journals in D365 BC

(5) You can do any type of transaction in General Journals.


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