How to Copy General Journals in Business Central (2020 Wave 2 New Feature)

Dynamics 365 Business Central Copy Journal Entries

By popular demand, in the Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2020 Wave 2 release (v.17), General journals can now be copied after they are posted! They can easily be re-used or reversed out. Here’s how!

First, search for general journal templates.

Then create a new template or update an existing one. Enable the checkbox “Copy to Posted Jnl.”

Coping General Journals in Business Central

Answer yes to update all batches.

Coping General Journals in Business Central

Then enter and post a general journal.

Coping General Journals in Business Central

Search for “posted general journal.”

You can copy specific lines or you can copy the entire G/L register. In this example I’ll copy the entire register.

Click the option to Copy G/L Register to Journal:

Coping General Journals in Business Central

Select your target journal template, batch, and posting date. In this example I updated the posting date and assigned a new Document No.

You can also choose to reverse the sign if you wish to reverse out the original general journal.

Coping General Journals in Business Central

Confirm Yes to copy the general journal lines:

Coping General Journals in Business Central

The new general journal batch is now available for review and posting. Is has the updated date and document number.

Coping General Journals in Business Central

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