In addition to the account structure where we can control the account & dimension combination, Ax 2012 is packed with an option where we can implement better control at the Journal.
These controls can be:
- To restrict the type of accounts we can use on the Journal
- The dimension values that can be used along with a ledger account.
To setup Journal control:
General Ledger –>Setup –> Journal –> Journal names
Select a specific Journal name.
Click the Journal control button on the menu
A new form will pop up.
Access the Fast tab: Which account types can be posted?
Here we can define which account types will be allowed to post for the journal selected.
Company Accounts: Select the company code for which the control shall be applicable.
Account Type: Select the type of account shall be allowed for transaction, available options are
- Fixed Assets
Access the Fast tab: Which segment values are valid for this Journal?
Company accounts: Auto populated based on the value selected in the above tab
Account structure: select the account structure for which the control will be applicable for
Segment: Select the dimension segment
From Value: Define the dimension value (these 2 fields determine the range of dimension values)
To Value: Define the dimension value (these 2 fields determine the range of dimension values)
Consider the below screenshots for the configuration of the Journal control.
Impact of the Journal control on Journal:
Referring to the above Journal Control setup:
Journal lines that will be created without any error:
Journal lines created with error:
Since the control is defined against the Account type ledger, any other value in account type will prompt the error.