is it possible to extend the report to catch up the starting balance of the last period or last date of the report date in case we need it.
we have Starting Balance which is need only once we put our starting balance to run the business at the first time. in the long term is is only need seldom especially if the business operate in the same software for long period.
we have starting balance which is need most of the time to show the previous balance before chosen date. extending this request will help a lot in minimizing the extracting the report to excel
the other suggestion is to add Sub Account in General Ledger Transactions
any of these ways will enable us to GL transaction for Employee Accounts, Cash Account, Bank Accounts, Special Accounts ( which is the most required area ).
is it possible to add Balance ( opening + Debit - Credit ) the list or not
Hi everyone, this is my first post and would like to say thankyou to the developers for providing such an exceptional piece of accounting software for free use.
I have created a Current Members report in the new custom reports but the report is doubling up on members,
The report column’s are all named customer instead of name, address, email and contact number.
Also the address formatting is all on one 1 line unlike the old custom reports engine.
I know there are teething problems. I just wanted to point this issue out, I am using desktop version 20.6.48
@don63 doubling up is because the report actually shows list of transactions. You can check Group by and select Customer, then collapse groups. This will ensure each line would be unique customer. Other issues are still being worked on (column names, text wrapping etc.) Thanks for the feedback.
I have noticed a few things that require some further work
The ability to edit the column heading (already noted - actually having this as part of the Select group would be great)
When I clone a Custom Report, edit the parameters and click on Create it shows the original report and not the cloned report. The cloned report is created correctly but you have to return to the Custom Report list and click on View to see it
There are no Grand Totals when you have Group Totals
There was “Contact” in the old engine that reported in one column when the report included line items over more than one module. As far as I can see more than one column is required to capture these in the new engine.
Also is it possible for the “General Ledger Account” filter to include “Name Contains”, the same as other filters.
Otherwise it is not possible to use this work around anymore.
Thanks for the Tax Report. Can you please add also “Net Sales”, “Total Sales”, “Net Purchases” and “Total Purchases” to make it complete?
In your report I see that we are still missing “Contact” which, as far as I can undestand, it’s Client form Sales Invoices, Suppliers for Purchase Invoices, Payee for Payments and so on.
Another thing that I’m missing is subtotals for each grouping level and a grandtotal at the end of the report.
Renaming columns is a must have to make it usable. Please consider putting this option directly in a column on the right side of the select section in order to keep the interface slim.
Please also consider sharing “Custom Fields” through different Tabs (or aggregating them before reporting) so that full filtering in reporting can be done (for example a custom field in purchase invoice and in sale invoice that can be used to filter both of them).
I really like the “Groups to Collapse” feature. This is typically what we needed for bespoke Charity reports that the P & L could not offer. So a big thank you… it got put in place without making it to the ideas section.
I use the same work around. In the longer term not needing the workaround would be better. That probably involves being able to test for isIncomeAccount, isExpenseAccount, and the tests for account names including the user created groups. We probably also need to be able to test for account code ranges (greater than, less than) and the “or” operator.
To summarize things I use which are not in the new custom report
“General Ledger Account” → “Name” is available by leaving the field selection blank (which I find a surprising method) but the “Contains” operator is not available.
The converse applies to “Tax code” → “Name” which has the “Contains” operator but not the “is not” which I also use
“General Ledger Account” → “Code” is not displayable.
The summary page was previously in “Account | Code” order. Custom report display by “Summary page order” or “Account | Code” is not possible with the new custom report.
“Transaction” → “Name” enables display / “Select …” but not search / “Where …” as no operators (“is”, “Contains”) are selectable if “Name” is selected, and leaving it blank only enables boolean or null testing
Having said that, I mostly use custom reports for data validation, enabling rapid display of edge cases and possible erroneous data entry. A task only done every couple of months and there are other less efficient ways of achieving the same so
I can actually live with no custom reports until you get the new reports working properly.
The Capital account / sub account functionality in the new custom report is already much better then the old custom reports.
@Joe91 could you please test the latest version (20.6.57). These issues should be fixed.
As for the Date field. I’ve removed it from all dropdowns. Because the report is based on general ledger transactions, Date field will be always visible and always the first column unless you Collapse Groups in which case Date column is no longer applicable and thus will be hidden. I fixed the issue with Date column sorting too.
For me the new custom reporting can do everything I need to do.
Just thinking about removing this for other users. I’m not sure how that is going to work for them.
To convert from old custom reports to the new one, I:
Select “Custom report (obsolete)” and open a report I intent to continue using
In a different browser window Select “Custom report”, select “New Report” or open an existing report & select “Clone”
Using the old report for guidance, create the new report using the new methodology.
If the “Custom report (obsolete)” was removed, users would need to create screen shots of the custom report edit screens, or run 2 versions of Manager simultaneously. Either of these solutions are likely to require users to revert to an old version of Manager and their data file when they find they can’t access their old custom reports. Having an edit but not view screen many help.
Either way I suspect deleting the old custom reports without warning the user may create support difficulties for NG Software Pty Ltd