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Should journal entry numbering control remain consistent or does it start anew with start of new month

made initial journal entries for the month of October even in early November. Now a journal entry for October business or November starts the numbering sequence anew' There appears to be no accounting pereiod change. So what's the issue.
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Should journal entry numbering control remain consistent or does it start anew with start of new month

Hi @

 

I'll help you check as to why your journal entry (JE) numbers are following a different format than what you had before. 

 

The first thing to check is the Custom transaction numbers feature, and see if it's enabled. With this feature's enabled, the system will the numbering format on a sales transaction or a JE. 

 

To check:

 

  1. Go to the Gear icon.
  2. Select Account and Settings.
  3. Click the Sales tab.
  4. Tap the Sales form content section, then look for Custom transaction numbers.
    • If it's enabled, then your QuickBooks Online (QBO) company will follow the numbering format last used for it. 
    • Otherwise, QBO will use the default numbering format. 
  5. When finished, hit Done.

I also suggest turning off this feature once you're done setting up your custom number format. This way, the system will always follow what you set, and there's no longer an option to accidentally change it into something else. See this article for more information: How to change the invoice number on sales forms

 

If you wish to print your journal entries, take a look at this article: Print a journal entry report. It has the steps on how you can print either a single journal entry, or several journal entries at once. 

 

Come back here in the Community if you have other questions, and I'll be sure to get back to you. 

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