Use journals in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Functional Consultant
Business User
Dynamics 365
Business Central

Do you need to create and post journal entries in Business Central? Then this path is for you. Setting up general journal templates, creating journal transactions including recurring transactions, and posting transactions are all discussed in the modules of this learning path.


  • Basic knowledge of how to navigate in Business Central
  • Understanding of general accounting concepts with regard to managing a general ledger and chart of accounts

Modules in this learning path

With general journals, users can enter data in general ledger accounts and other accounts, such as customer, vendor, and bank accounts. This module will focus on how to set up general journal templates and batches.

If you want to know how to use general journals, then this module can help. This module explains how to use general journals to post information into the general ledger and other accounts. You can also use the general journal to post cost allocations and other adjustments to the accounts, and then you can reverse and correct entries that are incorrect.

When you frequently need to enter the same journal postings, Dynamics 365 Business Central provides recurring journals so you can post journal lines on a recurring basis. Additionally, when you use recurring journals, you can post cost allocations by using allocation keys that are based on amounts or percentages.

This module discusses how to allocate costs and revenues to multiple accounts. You can create fixed or variable allocation accounts to allocate amounts to general ledger accounts.