Pay Category

This field displays only if you selected the Using Payable Category check box in AP Company Parameters.

Specify a valid pay category for this line. The pay category specified here, along with the line type (Type field), will determine the default pay type (next input).

Initially defaults a pay category as follows:

  • If you have set up a standard or user pay category override in F3 Properties (not recommended), defaults the F3 pay category.

  • If no F3 override exists, defaults the pay category specified for the current user in VA User Profile.

  • If no override pay category is specified for the user, defaults the pay category defined in AP Company Parameters.

  • If no default pay category is defined for the company, default will be null. (In this case, the pay type will default from AP Company Parameters based on the line's type.)

The default may be overridden if you allow overrides to pay type (you selected the Allow Payable Type Override check box in AP Company Parameters); otherwise, input is disabled.

For Purchase Order lines (line type 6), the pay category and pay type will always default from the PO item, regardless of whether overrides exist in F3, VA User Profile, or AP Company Parameters. This is true even if you turn off the "Using Payable Category" flag in AP Company Parameters after you have already implemented its use. Although the pay category will not be visible, its assignment will remain in effect.

If you did not specify a pay category and pay type for the PO item, the pay category and pay type default based on the standard hierarchy (F3, VA User Profile, AP Company Parameters) and the PO item's line type.