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Memo Field of the 'Journal Entries Entered/Modified Today' report

When I use this report to print out a journal entry that's been entered, the report takes the 'Memo' entry on the first line and uses it for every line of the journal entry if it doesn't have a 'Memo' entered.

 

For example, in a journal entry, if the first line of a journal entry has 'FY 2018' entered as the Memo, and then the following five lines have a blank Memo field, the report will print 'FY 2018' as the memo field for all six lines.

 

Is there any way to get the report to print the 'Memo' field exactly as it's entered (or not entered, as the case may be) in the actual general journal entry? I don't see anything in Customize Report that will do this.

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Memo Field of the 'Journal Entries Entered/Modified Today' report

What you ran into is the Source vs Target conflict. This is one reason you hardly ever use JE in QB, and not for any entry where Names will be listed. Not for AR, AP, QB Sales, Sales Taxes, QB inventory, or QB Payroll.

 

"the report takes the 'Memo' entry on the first line and uses it for every line of the journal entry if it doesn't have a 'Memo' entered."

 

First line = Source. All following lines = Targets. Open Banking menu > Write Check. Notice the Check image has its own Transaction Memo = this is Source. Then, the Expenses and items tab also provide for Splits Memos = Targets. Same concept, but now this is a Transaction Type that is honored in the Split reporting.

 

"if the first line of a journal entry has 'FY 2018' entered as the Memo, and then the following five lines have a blank Memo field, the report will print 'FY 2018' as the memo field for all six lines."

 

In this example, your date already controls which FY this is going to affect. Memo doesn't change this fact.

 

What matters is, what is the JE getting used to do?

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