Field Definitions: GL Journal References Form

The following is a list of field descriptions for the GL Journal References form. Many of the descriptions include links to other topics that provide additional information about or related to the topic.


Enter the month in which this reference is applicable.


Enter the journal to which this reference is applicable.


Enter a reference code (up to 10 characters) used to associate related journal entries. All entries with the same reference must balance. Once posted, the reference on a transaction cannot be changed. Reference codes must be unique only within the month and the journal.


Enter a description of this reference (up to 30 characters). This description displays for validation purposes when you specify this reference in a transaction.

Adjustment Entry

Check this box to have entries associated with this GL reference posted as adjustment period entries. Adjustments can only be posted to the ending month of a fiscal year.

Leave this box unchecked if entries with this reference will not be posted as adjustments.

Note: If journal entries exist for this company, month, and reference, this flag cannot be changed.