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Journal entries allow conflict between date and period

Henry Padi Nyaunu
on 6/4/13, 8:54 AM 2,578 views

I am posting backlog journal entries in openerp v7. Mistakenly, and because openerp automatically selects the current period, I couldn't see on time the selected period, meanwhile,I have entered the correct backdate that corresponds to the journal and posted it. I realised it late and decided to try to edit the already posted journal. When I click on edit, I don't get access to edit the period, as I click on the hyperlink of the period which opens up a window asking me to close the period, but I don't want to close the period! I only need to EDIT the period in correction of that error. My question is

  1. Is this a bug? and how do I fix it?
  2. Why should I be allowed to choose a date that conflicts with a particular period? or at least why can't openerp warn me in that instance?

I think openerp is a good ERP but its accounting module leaves much to be desired on quite a number of accounting related issues. I hope the developers are taking note of some of our reports in order for us to better enjoy openerp, we really like it.

Ray Carnes
On 6/7/13, 2:46 PM

The period is shown to the left of the date when you create a Journal Entry.

You can prevent OpenERP from posting a journal entry with a date not matching the period by checking the "Check Date in Period" box on the Journal.

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Henry Padi Nyaunu
On 6/7/13, 10:15 AM

Well, I found how to edit the wrongly posted period.

Under accounting, go to journal entries , select the corresponding journal you wish to edit, click on 'cancel entry, click on edit and you will get access to edit the period and date. Thanks.

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