Introduction to the Chart of Accounts in Books by HansaWorld

The Account register contains your Chart of Accounts.

Books by HansaWorld does not require or use any hard-coded Accounts. You must therefore define your own Chart of Accounts or import an existing one before you can begin posting transactions. The simplest method is to use the standard Chart of Accounts supplied with Books by HansaWorld. This will have been imported to your database if you chose the option to start with standard settings when you created it (as described on the Starting Books by HansaWorld - New Database page.


If you use your own Chart of Accounts, or modify the one supplied with Books by HansaWorld, you must ensure that every Account used in the settings and report definitions is a valid Account that exists in your Chart of Accounts.

In Books by HansaWorld you always have access to the Chart of Accounts through the 'Paste Special' feature (subject to Access Rights). You can use this feature when you enter a transaction of any kind and cannot remember an Account Number.


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