GL Account Format Record View

A GL Account Segment is a specific part of a GL Account. Every GL Account contains at least 1 segment referred to as the "Natural Account" but some companies require additional structure to segment Natural Accounts by things like Companies, Divisions, Departments, etc. GL Account Segments are typically separated by "-" (e.g. 2000-00).

Each time a new GL Account is added, the individual Segment values are automatically added to this page. The purpose of this page is to Add/Edit segment values within a GL Account Segment

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Software Version: 2023.08.31 and newer

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Displays the Segment name. This is a single select lookup that defaults to the Segment hyperlink that was selected from the GL Account Format List View to open the page. When changed, the page details will change to reflect all the Segment values for the Segment specified. The lookup contains the list of all the GL Account Segments sorted alphabetically. 

Database Field: ERPx_GLAccountFormat.SegmentName

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A text box to Identify the description of the Segment value. This is not required, is always editable and duplicate values are allowed. Each time a new GL Account is added, if it contains a new Segment value, the value is automatically added and the list of all the unique values are displayed in this page.

Database Field: ERPx_GLAccountSegmentNumber.Description


A text box to Identify the unique Segment value. This is required, is not editable and duplicate values will not be displayed. Each time a new GL Account is added, if it contains a new Segment ID, the value is automatically added and the list of all the unique values are displayed in this page.

Database Field: ERPx_GLAccountSegmentNumber.Number

Record CountA calculated field that displays the count of GL Accounts that share this Segment value.

Related Topics

GL Account Format List View

GL Accounts List View

Creating your Chart of Accounts

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