With Business Central 2021 Wave 2 there is a new page to inspect the chart of accounts.
Search for “Chart of Accounts Overview”.
This new page displays the chart of accounts in a tree structure.
To create a list page with a tree structure a developer would need to make true the property “ShowAsTree” which can be found under Repeater control:
The columns in the Overview page are similar to the ones in the original Chart Of Accounts list page.
The new page is more compact:
- less fields: just the Balance, Net Change, “Income/Balance”, “Account Subcategory” “Account Type” and Totaling are available
- less lines: “End-Total” lines are out
Let’s have a look at how the “Begin-Total” line looks like for Assets in the classic “Chart of Accounts”
And how the Assets “Begin Total” line looks in the Overview page:
We can see now that the Net Change, Balance, Totaling have been brought into the “Begin Total” row from “End-Total” and the “End Total” row is no longer in the list.
The classic “Chart of Accounts” list page:
The new “Chart of accounts Overview”.
The Overview page does not allow for opening of G/L Account card page.
The Overview page does not allow for editing, inserting or deleting G/L accounts.
But if you want a compact page, with less fields with the option to quickly expand and collapse features for entire groups of accounts, then the new “Chart of Accounts Overview” is a useful alternative.