On Job Setup card (Jobs->Administering->Job Setup), “Automatic Update Job Item Cost” field is placed on. This setup specifies the setup of item cost posting on Job Ledger Entry. If we mark this field, system will post all entries in Job Ledger Entry as entries in Item Ledger Entry and cost changes are automatically adjusted each time the “Adjust Cost - Item Entries” batch job is run

But, if we unmark this field, system will post all entries in Job Ledger Entry as first entry in Item Ledger Entry for this item without additional costs.

I will make some examples. We bought 100 pcs. of material with cost 10,00 and we post Receive and Invoice. We make consumption of 10 pcs. of material using Job Journal. After that we post Charge (Item) for our material with total cost of 100,00. Our initial Unit Cost is 10,00 and total Unit Cost is 11,00.

Example 1:

“Automatic Update Job Item Cost” field is marked.

As you can see on picture below, total costs on Job Ledger Entry and Item Ledger Entry are the same.

Example 2:

“Automatic Update Job Item Cost” field is unmarked.

As you can see on picture below, total costs on Job Ledger Entry and Item Ledger Entry are the different. Total Cost in JLE is as initial total cost on ILE.

If we have unmarked this setup field and we need the same values in all entry tables, we can run a batch job “Update Job Item Cost”. After we run this batch job, we will get a message “The Job Ledger Entry item costs have now been updated to equal the related item ledger entry actual costs”. We can see on picture below, cost on the Job Ledger Entry is updated to 110,00.