General Ledger Report: Default Summarizing

The initial General ledger report calculates and summarizes turnovers on bookkeeping accounts for the period defined by report settings.

The amounts are worked out by summing the original/primary values (using the SUM function). The summarized amounts are presented in your system currency.

Note: Summary values are displayed at each level of the report hierarchy and at the grand total level. If no summary value is available for a certain level, nothing is displayed for it.

The default summarizing settings are defined in the values section of the General ledger report.
To define the summarizing methods, the summable fields have been added and summarizing options have been specified for them. Except for specific reports that do not provide for full customization (see Customizing Reports), you can change the summable fields and the summarizing methods for your reports. In case of Inventory report, you are allowed to do that.


To customize the default summarizing parameters

  1. On the page for configuring report parameters, click the Customize button.
  2. Use the values section to view and customize the default summable fields and summarizing methods defined for them.


You can delete, rearrange, add new summable fields and specify summarizing methods for them.

For information how to customize summarizing settings, see Summarizing Report Data.

To add a summable field:

  • In the values section, click the Select an option box, and then select a summable field from the list of options.

The list displays summable fields from the selected report type which you can use to summarize report data in columns. For General ledger report, there is a number of fields you can use:


Used for summarizing and displaying


Date of transaction; might be specified as a year, month, day etc. (See options in the drop-down list)

Type of analytics

Specific instance that additionally explains the subject of the Account

Amount Dt

Debit amount of turnover of transactions on specific bookkeeping account.

Amount Ct

Credit amount of turnover of transactions on specific bookkeeping account.

The SUM function is selected as a default summarizing method for all fields. 

In case it is necessary to change the summarizing method, you do that as follows:

  • Click the calculation option box to the right of the field, and then select one of the available summarizing options from the list.

For summarizing options, see Summarizing methods/ Summary functions.


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