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Where does journal number come from in voucher? The unique mark of voucher is voucher number, why need journal number?
Journal number come from General ledger > Ledger setup > General ledger parameters > number sequences > General journal transfer.
Journal number contains voucher number, it is by design. This blog can explain it by design: community.dynamics.com/.../ledgerentryjournal-generaljournalentry-and-generaljournalaccountentry-in-dynamics-ax-2012
Journal number field on Main account transactions is a link between sub ledger journal and main ledger journal. It is not necessary that voucher can be link. If your sub ledger to main ledger transfer is set to summarize. Then vouchers will be blank. In that scenario journal number is the link.
voucher gets posted with journal and unique voucher number gets created. Journal can have multiple lines and each line can have same or different voucher number. Journal number on voucher tell for which journal/document this voucher was posted.
Journal number come through the number sequence, for example for GL journals set up is in GL > Setup > Parameters > Number sequence and then 'Journal batch number' reference. Voucher series is specified on journal name.
You need a reference number to be able to use to identify the event , This can be used later for researching what journal created an entry in the ledger. You can also use the reference number to link entries together to see a whole picture of a transaction. Read more about what is journal and why it is needed here.
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