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How to install Accounting without Chart of account or without custom chart of account?

Ram S
on 4/14/13, 3:23 AM 4,892 views

I am creating a blank database. I need to create a chart of account according to my customer needs. The concern here, when I install accounting module, after installation accounting module always prompt with Chart of Accounting Wizard.

I have two options now.

  1. Select a country and install country specific chart of accounting.
  2. Select 'custom' and enter few entries like Tax etc. But this default makes entry and creates empty chart of accounts with few fields.

I want to have a blank COA. i.e no data entered automatically by OpenERP account wizard.

a) what is the best way to accomplish? b) If no direct approach, I need to cleanup existing entries and import my own entries. what are the places I need to delete chart of account entries?

Thank you


Anas Taji

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Anas Taji
On 4/14/13, 4:54 AM

Greetings SR,

OpenERP provides this suggested COA as its considered a fundamental and needed for almost all businesses. however, there is a workaround to achieve your demand. :)

After installing the 'Accounting and Finance' module in a clean database (without demo data), choose to install a custom COA.

There will be no Journal Entries in this case. Now, go to Settings->Parameters->Configuration Parameters. you need to Edit & remove the default accounts for the following four fields:

  1. Account Receivable
  2. Account Payable
  3. Expense Account
  4. Income Account

This will allow us to completely remove the default COA. go to Accounting->Configuration->Accounts->Accounts & select all then from More click on Delete.

Note: You should have the 'Technical Features' enabled for your account. Feel free to get back to me in case you encountered any farther problems.

Thank you Anas Taji for your quick answer. Appreciate :) Now I have another question. I successfully imported "account.type", "account.account", "account.tax", and "account.tax.code" data... Now next I want to display all my Accounts data in CHART OF ACCOUNT template... How to display my newly imported account data in Chart of account template????

Ram S
on 4/14/13, 4:58 AM

Actually, I don't know why account templates used, So I think you need to start a new question to have a better chance to get your answer.

Smart Way Business Solutions, Anas Taji
on 4/14/13, 8:11 AM

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