General Ledger Categories

Currently, we’re able to add a Category to the Chart segment of our GL accounts. Is there a way to add a category to the Department segment? It’s currently not an option.

No you cannot.

Categories are much more than just a way to group GL accounts in the Financial Reports. They also drive things like whether the Chart’s account are a Balance Sheet or Income Statement, and are Debit or Credit based.

If your GL Structure was Chart-Dept, and Chart 6000 was Shop Supplies, it wouldn’t make sense that GL acct 6000-01 might be Credit based, while 6000-02 be debit based.

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