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Formula for GL Totalling not working

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Good morning, 

I have created four GL accounts with the below No:

  • TA-Current Liab_T
  • Loans_ET
  • Provisions_ET
  • Net Pension Liab_ET

I also need a Total GL with the Totalling formula below: 

"TA-Current Liab_T" - "Loans_ET" - "Provisions_ET" - "Net Pension Liab_ET"

I have tried few things, but I keep getting errors. Does anybody know how to put it so it works?



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    Dallefeld Profile Picture
    Dallefeld 11,415 UG Leader on at
    RE: Formula for GL Totalling not working

    Steve is right numbers work much better and Begin/End Totals work super well.

    You account numbers won't even sort well. If you're worried about data entry, don't you type the name and the account comes up....this is what I do for my accounting.

    The sorting would be :

    Net Pension...




    If you used numbers:

    100 TA-Current Liab_T      $ -100

    200 Loans_ET                    $ - 200

    300 Provisions_ET             $   100

    400 Net Pension Liab_ET  $ - 300

    Account 500 could be a Total Account Type 100+200+300+400, calculation -100+-200+200+-300 or $ - 400

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    Community Member UG Leader on at
    RE: Formula for GL Totalling not working


    I first have to ask why you created the G/L Accounts with letters and not actual numbers within the Chart of Accounts structure. If you create them as actual numbers, within the COA range, you can create simple Totaling Formulas. Below is a screen shot of an example.


    If you need more help send a pic of what you are trying to accomplish in your COA and we can reply back.

    Hope this helps.



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