Some clients want to see the G/L postings in G/L number order and others want to see the postings in the same order that the transactions were made. There is a parameter that allows the G/L postings to be in the same order they were entered in versus by G/L account number. By setting the parameter, the entries will remain in the "natural" or "entered" order for the posting register and subsequently will be "sequenced" (numbered) in that same order. This also makes it easy to export and sort by batch number, transaction number or sequent number after the fact to see the transactions in the same order as originally entered.
The postings typically sort before printing the registers so that records can be found easily when visually looking at them later. ie In this case to find entries for a particular account number, or where separate transactions are used to group or define related entries within a single posting. This allows easy lookup by either account or by transaction number for related entries.
To set this parameter, go to:
General Ledger (Module 4)
System Management Functions (Task 32)
Modify Parameter Files (Sub-task 22)
G/L General Parameters (Selection 1)
- Look for the following parameter: INI'SORT'POSTING=
- G/L General Parameters (Selection 1)
- Modify Parameter Files (Sub-task 22)
- System Management Functions (Task 32)