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Reversing a Duplicate Receipt
- Subject: Reversing a Duplicate Receipt
- From: "Nick Prater" <..hidden..>
- Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:23:00 +0100 (BST)
I'm posting this to document what I consider counter-intuitive behaviour
in ledgersmb - and the work-around I used. I hope this may prove useful to
somebody else finding themselves in the same situation.
I am using ledgersmb 1.3.22.
I mistakenly created a duplicate Receipt by clicking 'Copy to New' on a
Sales Invoice, not realising that the payments information is also copied.
It's not possible to use Cash->Vouchers->Reverse Receipts to reverse this.
To illustrate, Cash->Vouchers->Reverse Receipts looks promising at first,
allowing just the duplicated Receipt to be selected for reversal:
Selected Debtor Date Paid Total Paid Source
3 2012-06-20 11916 cash
X 3 2012-06-20 11916 cash
But counter-intuitively, this creates a voucher reversing both items (note
the amount), even though just one was selected:
Batch ID: 21
ID Description Class Source Amount Date
6 Reversing cash Receipt Reversal cash 23832 2012-06-20
This behaviour is because ledgersmb groups together transactions with
identical account, customer, date and source fields, as described in:
I think this behaviour is wrong, but understand there are historic reasons
for it, and that some may rely on it.
In my situation, I was able to manually reverse the duplicate Receipt by
going to Cash->Receipt, then entering a corresponding negative receipt
against the invoice in question.
I hope that helps somebody searching these archives in the future.
Best wishes to all,