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Journal Entry: Remove Automatic Credit Entry

Ultimate Partner




545 Posts
Ultimate Partner
New Zealand

When posting Journal Entries there is new behaviour on the second line.

If your first line is a debit entry of say $100, when you tab to the second line it automatically populates the credit column with $100.

If you have more debits you have to then delete that entry, sioft-tab to go back the debit column and enter your amount.

This is frustrating and time consuming.

Please change it back so when you tab you get the debit column again and the credit only automatically populates when you tab off the bebit column WITHOUT entering anything


Apologies if this has already been raised, but a search didn't bring it up


"Journal entry defaulting to credit the 2nd line'

Current Status: Done
Last Changed: February 2023

Hi Everyone


General journals being entered through the AccountRight browser interface are not impacted by this situation. Where the user does manually need to type in the required amount to the other side of the transaction, rather than the system automatically adding that value in.

Ultimate Partner
2,922 Posts
Ultimate Partner

yes please - I agree.

2,368 Posts

I'm voting for this too.  I just noticed it and it is a real pain in the bum!  It has slowed me down so much I can't believe how anyone could think this is a step forward.

3,488 Posts
Former Staff
Thank you for your suggestion Murray. It seems that this idea is already quite popular. We can see how this would slow down data-entry on this screen. Can anyone else who would like to see this change, please vote on this suggestion.
Trusted Cover User
79 Posts
Trusted Cover User

Please, please change this!!  It is not only time consuming to input journal entries, but it has lead to some inadvertent mistakes as well, therefore even more time consuming to fix.


1 Post
Cover User

Agree - please change this; very time consuming.

Contributing Cover User
9 Posts
Contributing Cover User

Good thought however we should still be able to tab on the credit side to put the balancing figure in or is there a setting to eable this

45,180 Posts
Former Staff

Hi @Brodloc


Thank you for your feedback in regards to this idea.

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3 Posts
Cover User


For journal entries that have only 2 rows, it would be helpful if a change to 1 row automatically updated the other row.


In particular where journal is saved/recurring, the amount has to be entered twice when it is obvious that the other amount needs updating.

3 Posts
Cover User

Another option would be to have the default second line behaviour to be included in the optional settings.

Experienced Cover User
15 Posts
Experienced Cover User

Please stop the tab key going straight to the "Credit" box when the first line of the Journal is a "Debit". Quite often I have multiple debits to apply before I am ready to apply the credit. 


"Journal Posting"