Chart of Accounts . . . Location, Department, or Subsidiary Descriptions

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Important reminder!

Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

To enter location, department, or subsidiary descriptions for a GL or Trial Balance client, you must first set up the Chart of Accounts mask to accommodate locations. The alpha or numeric characters you assign to the locations in this dialog will be used in the Edit > Create Locations and Departments dialog to automatically generate accounts to include in the Chart of Accounts.

When the Setup > Chart of Accounts window is active, choose Enter Location and Department Descriptions from the Edit menu or from the F3 or right-click context menu.

Note: You do not need to set up location or department descriptions to define account numbers that take into account the existence of locations/departments. If you have set up the Chart of Accounts mask to include L and/or D segments to accommodate locations/departments, you can define account numbers that include corresponding segments.

For a consolidated client, the dialog and tab names are Subsidiaries when you choose Edit > Enter Location and Department Descriptions.

See also: CSA Guide to Working with Location/Department Clients (PDF)

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Locations or Subsidiaries tab

Departments tab

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