Understanding accounting registers

The Accounting register configuration object is intended to describe the data accumulation structure used for storing accounting data based on a chart of accounts. Based on the Accounting register configuration object, the platform creates database tables that accumulate accounting data.

An accounting register looks very similar to an accumulation register. It also has resources, and it can have dimensions and attributes.

Dimensions allow you to break down accounting data (for example, you can use the Company dimension to keep records for multiple companies).

Attributes serve as flags that allow you to distinguish between various register records (for example, you can use a document journal number as an attribute, which allows you to select postings that have similar purposes).

The main difference between an accounting register and an accumulation register is that the former is tightly linked to a chart of accounts. Therefore, each accounting register record contains additional fields that are defined by the chart of accounts settings.

For example, a register record can contain additional fields to store corresponding accounts, amounts, analytical accounting objects (extra dimensions), quantities, currency types, and so on.

Another distinguishing feature of an accounting register is its support of double-entry accounting, where each register record has fields for specifying debit and credit accounts.

Learn more! For details on the structure of 1C:Enterprise script objects intended for accounting register operations, see section Quick developer reference. Accounting registers.

Next page: Adding an accounting register

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