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How-to Create Column Layouts for Account Schedules in Dynamics NAVArcherPoint How-To Blog

In Dynamics NAV, the Column Layout screen allows you to determine how you want to see the columns on your account schedules. You may define columns that are visible on the financial reports or columns that are strictly used for calculations. This blog will illustrate how to create custom layouts for account schedules in Dynamics NAV.

You may define columns that are visible on the financial reports or columns that are strictly used for calculations. Each line on the Column Layout page represents a column.

Unless otherwise stated, the following examples assume a fiscal calendar year.

Let’s get started!  Go to: Departments > Financial Management > General Ledger > Account Schedules.  Select the Edit Column Layout Setup button on the ribbon.

Figure 1 – The Edit Column Layout Setup button on the Account Schedule Names list
Figure 1 – The Edit Column Layout Setup button on the Account Schedule Names list

From the Column Layout screen, click into the Name field.

Figure 2 – The Name field on the Column Layout page
Figure 2 – The Name field on the Column Layout page

From the Column Layout Names page, click the New button on the ribbon. Create a Name and Description for your new column layout.

Figure 3 – Creating a new column layout from the Column Layout Names page
Figure 3 – Creating a new column layout from the Column Layout Names page

Once you have created the new Column Layout Name, select it and complete the line information in the Column Layout page. The following is one example of a simple column layout.   

BAL ONLY Represents the balance at date as determined by the Date Filter used. Used for balance sheet accounts. 

Figure 4 – BAL ONLY Balance Only
Figure 4 – BAL ONLY Balance Only

The following are samples of additional column layouts that may be created for use with the account schedules.

BAD Represents the balance at date for each of the twelve months. Typically used for the Balance Sheet.

Figure 5 – BAD Balance at Date – 12 Mo of Fiscal Year
Figure 5 – BAD Balance at Date – 12 Mo of Fiscal Year

BADA (alternative) Represents the balance at date for each of the twelve months. Typically used for the Balance Sheet.

Figure 6 – BADA Balance at Date – 12 Mo of Fiscal Year (Alternative)
Figure 6 – BADA Balance at Date – 12 Mo of Fiscal Year (Alternative)

BUDGANALYS: Represents the deviation from the budget. 

Figure 7 – BUDGANALYS Budget Analysis
Figure 7 – BUDGANALYS Budget Analysis

CASHFLOW Represents the statement of cash flow comparing month to year.
Figure 8 – CASHFLOW Comparison Month -Year
Figure 8 – CASHFLOW Comparison Month -Year

CP Represents the current period. If the Date Filter is set to April, report displays April. 
Figure 9 – CP Current Period
Figure 9 – CP Current Period

CPA (alternative) Represents the current period. If the Date Filter is set to April, report displays April.
Figure 10 – CPA Current Period (Alternative)
Figure 10 – CPA Current Period (Alternative)

DAY Represents one day of activity. The Date Filter must be set to one day.
Figure 11 – DAY One day of Activity
Figure 11 – DAY One day of Activity

DEGREE Represents the key cash flow ratio.
Figure 12 – DEGREE Key Cash Flow Ratio
Figure 12 – DEGREE Key Cash Flow Ratio

EY Represents the entire year. Will display data from January to December regardless of Date Filter.
Figure 13 – EY Entire Year
Figure 13 – EY Entire Year

MY Represents multiple years. Displays four years of activity.
Figure 14 – MY Multiple Years
Figure 14 – MY Multiple Years

NC Represents the net change for 12 months of the fiscal year. This is typically used for income statements.
Figure 15 – NC Net Change
Figure 15 – NC Net Change

NCA (alternative) Represents the net change for 12 months of the fiscal year. This is typically used for income statements. This is an alternative method as it relies on the Date Filter being set to the last month of the year.
Figure 16 – NCA Net Change (Alternative)
Figure 16 – NCA Net Change (Alternative)

PERIODS – Represents the current period and two prior periods.
Figure 17 – PERIODS Periods Definition for Mini Charts
Figure 17 – PERIODS Periods Definition for Mini Charts

PTD + YTD – Represents the period to date and the year to date net change.
Figure 18 – PTD + YTD Period and Year to Date
Figure 18 – PTD + YTD Period and Year to Date

PTD + YTD + % – Represents the period and year to date percentage of the budget.
Figure 19 – PTD + YTD + % Period and Year to Date with Percent of Total Revenue
Figure 19 – PTD + YTD + % Period and Year to Date with Percent of Total Revenue

PYTD – Represents the balance of one fiscal year prior to the Date Filter.
Figure 20 – PYTD Prior Year to Date
Figure 20 – PYTD Prior Year to Date

PYTDA (alternative) – Represents the balance of one fiscal year prior to the Date Filter.
Figure 21 – PYTD Prior Year to Date (Alternative)
Figure 21 – PYTD Prior Year to Date (Alternative)

QP – Represents a column for each quarter of net change.
Figure 22 – QP Quarterly Period
Figure 22 – QP Quarterly Period

RFY – Represents the remaining amount for the fiscal year.  This is typically used for budget entries.
Figure 23 – RFY Rest of Fiscal Year
Figure 23 – RFY Rest of Fiscal Year

SMP – Represents the first six periods of the current fiscal year summarized in one column.
Figure 24 – SMP Specific Multiple Periods
Figure 24 – SMP Specific Multiple Periods

SP6 – Represents a specific period regardless of the Date Filter.  In this example, the period for June is used.
Figure 25 – SP6 Specific Period - June
Figure 25 – SP6 Specific Period - June

SPPY – Represents the same period of the prior fiscal year, based on the Date Filter.
Figure 26 – Same Period of Prior Year
Figure 26 – Same Period of Prior Year

SP-PY – Represents a specific period in the prior fiscal year regardless of the Date Filter.
Figure 27 – SP-PY Specific Period of Prior Year – June
Figure 27 – SP-PY Specific Period of Prior Year – June

WK – Represents the previous 7 days. The Date Filter must be set to the last day of the week.
Figure 28 – WK Last Seven Days
Figure 28 – WK Last Seven Days

YTD – Represents the year to date depending on the Date Filter. If the Date Filter is set to June, the report will display data from January to June.
Figure 29 – YTD Year to Date
Figure 29 – YTD Year to Date

YTDA (alternative) - Represents the year to date depending on the Date Filter. If the Date Filter is set to June, the report will display data from January to June.
Figure 30 – YTDA Year to Date (Alternative)
Figure 30 – YTDA Year to Date (Alternative)

YTDCOMPARE – Represents the year to date activity compared to the prior year.
Figure 31 – YTDCOMPARE This Year to Date vs. Prior Year to Date
Figure 31 – YTDCOMPARE This Year to Date vs. Prior Year to Date

The following Column Layouts will need to be created for each of the day of the month options.
Figure 32 – Column Layout Names
Figure 32 – Column Layout Names

31MO – Represents each of the days in a given month. The Date Filter must be set to the last day of the month.
Figure 33 – 31MO All the Days in a 31 Day Month
Figure 33 – 31MO All the Days in a 31 Day Month

 

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