Account Element (Window ID-118)

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Window: Account Element

Description: Maintain Account Elements

Help: The Account Element Window is used to define and maintain the Accounting Element and User Defined Elements. One of the account segments is your natural account segment (Chart of Account). You may add a new account element for parallel reporting or for user defined accounting segments.

Tab: Element

Description: Account Element definition

Help: The Element Tab defines the Name, Description and Format for an Element. Additionally, a Type of Account or User Defined is selected. Each Account Schema must have an Account Element type. The User Defined Elements are optional.

Account Element - Element - Window (iDempiere 1.0.0).png

Fields
Name Description Help Technical Data
Client Client/Tenant for this installation. A Client is a company or a legal entity. You cannot share data between Clients. Tenant is a synonym for Client. C_Element.AD_Client_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Organization Organizational entity within client An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations. C_Element.AD_Org_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Name Alphanumeric identifier of the entity The name of an entity (record) is used as an default search option in addition to the search key. The name is up to 60 characters in length. C_Element.Name
character varying(60)
String
Description Optional short description of the record A description is limited to 255 characters. C_Element.Description
character varying(255)
String
Active The record is active in the system There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reports.

There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records: (1) The system requires the record for audit purposes. (2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are invoices for this partner record existing. You de-activate the Business Partner and prevent that this record is used for future entries.

C_Element.IsActive
character(1)
Yes-No
Value Format Format of the value; Can contain fixed format elements, Variables: "_lLoOaAcCa09" Validation elements:
	(Space) any character

_ Space (fixed character) l any Letter a..Z NO space L any Letter a..Z NO space converted to upper case o any Letter a..Z or space O any Letter a..Z or space converted to upper case a any Letters & Digits NO space A any Letters & Digits NO space converted to upper case c any Letters & Digits or space C any Letters & Digits or space converted to upper case 0 Digits 0..9 NO space 9 Digits 0..9 or space

Example of format "(000)_000-0000"

C_Element.VFormat
character varying(40)
String
Type Element Type (account or user defined) The Element Type indicates if this element is the Account element or is a User Defined element. C_Element.ElementType
character(1)
List
Natural Account The primary natural account The natural account is often based on (industry specific) chart of accounts C_Element.IsNaturalAccount
character(1)
Yes-No
Balancing All transactions within an element value must balance (e.g. cost centers) The Balancing checkbox indicates the this element must balance in each journal transaction. For example, if cost centers have been defined as an element which is balance then the debits and credits for each unique cost center must net to 0.00. This is commonly used to define parts of an organization which report as their own entity. Balancing is not an option for the Account element. C_Element.IsBalancing
character(1)
Yes-No
Tree Identifies a Tree The Tree field identifies a unique Tree in the system. Trees define roll ups or summary levels of information. They are used in reports for defining report points and summarization levels. C_Element.AD_Tree_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct

Tab: Element Value

Description: Define Element Values

Help: The Element Value Tab defines the individual valid values for the Element. The values must conform to the format defined. If the Element is an Account Type then the Account Classification (Asset, Liability etc) and posting controls are also defined

Account Element - Element Value - Window (iDempiere 1.0.0).png

Fields
Name Description Help Technical Data
Client Client/Tenant for this installation. A Client is a company or a legal entity. You cannot share data between Clients. Tenant is a synonym for Client. C_ElementValue.AD_Client_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Organization Organizational entity within client An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations. C_ElementValue.AD_Org_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Element Accounting Element The Account Element uniquely identifies an Account Type. These are commonly known as a Chart of Accounts. C_ElementValue.C_Element_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Search Key Search key for the record in the format required - must be unique A search key allows you a fast method of finding a particular record.

If you leave the search key empty, the system automatically creates a numeric number. The document sequence used for this fallback number is defined in the "Maintain Sequence" window with the name "DocumentNo_<TableName>", where TableName is the actual name of the table (e.g. C_Order).

C_ElementValue.Value
character varying(40)
String
Name Alphanumeric identifier of the entity The name of an entity (record) is used as an default search option in addition to the search key. The name is up to 60 characters in length. C_ElementValue.Name
character varying(120)
String
Description Optional short description of the record A description is limited to 255 characters. C_ElementValue.Description
character varying(255)
String
Active The record is active in the system There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reports.

There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records: (1) The system requires the record for audit purposes. (2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are invoices for this partner record existing. You de-activate the Business Partner and prevent that this record is used for future entries.

C_ElementValue.IsActive
character(1)
Yes-No
Summary Level This is a summary entity A summary entity represents a branch in a tree rather than an end-node. Summary entities are used for reporting and do not have own values. C_ElementValue.IsSummary
character(1)
Yes-No
Account Type Indicates the type of account Valid account types are A - Asset, E - Expense, L - Liability, O- Owner's Equity, R -Revenue and M- Memo. The account type is used to determine what taxes, if any are applicable, validating payables and receivables for business partners. Note: Memo account amounts are ignored when checking for balancing C_ElementValue.AccountType
character(1)
List
Post Actual Actual Values can be posted The Post Actual indicates if actual values can be posted to this element value. C_ElementValue.PostActual
character(1)
Yes-No
Account Sign Indicates the Natural Sign of the Account as a Debit or Credit Indicates if the expected balance for this account should be a Debit or a Credit. If set to Natural, the account sign for an asset or expense account is Debit Sign (i.e. negative if a credit balance). C_ElementValue.AccountSign
character(1)
List
Post Budget Budget values can be posted The Post Budget indicates if budget values can be posted to this element value. C_ElementValue.PostBudget
character(1)
Yes-No
Document Controlled Control account - If an account is controlled by a document, you cannot post manually to it C_ElementValue.IsDocControlled
character(1)
Yes-No
Post Statistical Post statistical quantities to this account? C_ElementValue.PostStatistical
character(1)
Yes-No
Bank Account Indicates if this is the Bank Account The Bank Account checkbox indicates if this is account is the bank account. C_ElementValue.IsBankAccount
character(1)
Yes-No
Bank Account Account at the Bank The Bank Account identifies an account at this Bank. C_ElementValue.C_BankAccount_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Foreign Currency Account Balances in foreign currency accounts are held in the nominated currency Balances in foreign currency accounts are held in the nominated currency and translated to functional currency C_ElementValue.IsForeignCurrency
character(1)
Yes-No
Currency The Currency for this record Indicates the Currency to be used when processing or reporting on this record C_ElementValue.C_Currency_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Manage Business Partners C_ElementValue.IsDetailBPartner
character(1)
Yes-No
Business Partner Type C_ElementValue.BPartnerType
character(1)
List
Manage Products C_ElementValue.IsDetailProduct
character(1)
Yes-No

Tab: Translation

Description: Define Translation

Help: The Translation Tab defines the translation to an alternate language

Account Element - Translation - Window (iDempiere 1.0.0).png

Fields
Name Description Help Technical Data
Client Client/Tenant for this installation. A Client is a company or a legal entity. You cannot share data between Clients. Tenant is a synonym for Client. C_ElementValue_Trl.AD_Client_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Organization Organizational entity within client An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations. C_ElementValue_Trl.AD_Org_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Account Element Account Element Account Elements can be natural accounts or user defined values. C_ElementValue_Trl.C_ElementValue_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Language Language for this entity The Language identifies the language to use for display and formatting C_ElementValue_Trl.AD_Language
character varying(6)
Table
Active The record is active in the system There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reports.

There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records: (1) The system requires the record for audit purposes. (2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are invoices for this partner record existing. You de-activate the Business Partner and prevent that this record is used for future entries.

C_ElementValue_Trl.IsActive
character(1)
Yes-No
Name Alphanumeric identifier of the entity The name of an entity (record) is used as an default search option in addition to the search key. The name is up to 60 characters in length. C_ElementValue_Trl.Name
character varying(120)
String
Description Optional short description of the record A description is limited to 255 characters. C_ElementValue_Trl.Description
character varying(255)
String
Translated This column is translated The Translated checkbox indicates if this column is translated. C_ElementValue_Trl.IsTranslated
character(1)
Yes-No

Tab: Sub Account

Description: Sub Account for Element Value

Help: The Element Value (e.g. Account) may have optional sub accounts for further detail. The sub account is dependent on the value of the account, so a further specification. If the sub-accounts are more or less the same, consider using another accounting dimension.

Account Element - Sub Account - Window (iDempiere 1.0.0).png

Fields
Name Description Help Technical Data
Client Client/Tenant for this installation. A Client is a company or a legal entity. You cannot share data between Clients. Tenant is a synonym for Client. C_SubAcct.AD_Client_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Organization Organizational entity within client An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations. C_SubAcct.AD_Org_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Account Element Account Element Account Elements can be natural accounts or user defined values. C_SubAcct.C_ElementValue_ID
numeric(10)
Table Direct
Search Key Search key for the record in the format required - must be unique A search key allows you a fast method of finding a particular record.

If you leave the search key empty, the system automatically creates a numeric number. The document sequence used for this fallback number is defined in the "Maintain Sequence" window with the name "DocumentNo_<TableName>", where TableName is the actual name of the table (e.g. C_Order).

C_SubAcct.Value
character varying(40)
String
Name Alphanumeric identifier of the entity The name of an entity (record) is used as an default search option in addition to the search key. The name is up to 60 characters in length. C_SubAcct.Name
character varying(60)
String
Description Optional short description of the record A description is limited to 255 characters. C_SubAcct.Description
character varying(255)
String
Comment/Help Comment or Hint The Help field contains a hint, comment or help about the use of this item. C_SubAcct.Help
character varying(2000)
Text
Active The record is active in the system There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reports.

There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records: (1) The system requires the record for audit purposes. (2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are invoices for this partner record existing. You de-activate the Business Partner and prevent that this record is used for future entries.

C_SubAcct.IsActive
character(1)
Yes-No


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