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Is there any way to change chart of accounts?

on 12/26/13, 2:34 PM 3,971 views

In my test database, I have already configured almost all except of importing data from old system. These were many things to enter and configure. Now, our tax agent told us to change chart of account to make life simpler for him. I tried to restart initial configuration wizard for doing this, but I was not successful: My company was not shown and therefore, the wizard could not be finished.

Is there any way to change the chart of account? Up to now, there has not been booked anything. Is there any trick? I would not like to configure all these things again...


Ray Carnes

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Ray Carnes
On 12/26/13, 6:43 PM

You can change them via Accounting -> Configuration -> Accounts -> Accounts.

Any accounts you are unable to delete (because they have transactions in them) you can make inactive and move the transactions to other accounts.

Ray, when I tried to fix our problems this way, the system tells me I am not allowed to deactivate an account that contains journal items... So how to we go about making accounts inactive?

tim diamond
on 1/21/14, 8:06 PM


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Bengaluru, India

Techno-Functional Associate with 6+ years of experience in Odoo (formerly known as OpenERP).

On 5/10/15, 10:30 AM

No, I don't think you can change the COA, which is configured already,... 

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