Default line type in the sales and purchase documents


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Whether your company deals with physical goods or uses Business Central only to book financial transactions, you probably deal with some type of purchase or sales documents. You can now specify a default type for these documents and save a little time when preparing them.

Feature details

Sales and purchase documents can contain different types of lines, such as G/L Account, Item, Resource, or Fixed Asset. In this release you can select the default line type that will be suggested when you create new documents. You can specify the default type for sales on the Sales & Receivable Setup page, and for purchases on the Purchase & Payables Setup page, in the Document Default Line Type field. Afterward, the first line on the document will always use the default type that you specified, and you can start working with lines by selecting values in the No. field. Of course, you can change the type on the line if needed. If you do, the next lines that you create will use type from the previous line. The default value affects only the first line.

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See also

What's new in Supply Chain for Dynamics 365 Business Central (video)

Setting Up Sales (docs)