Article credit: Sage 

How and why would Evolution ever be able to display a negative foreign currency balance but a positive local currency balance (or vice versa) for the same customer/supplier account? And do you resolve this?

 As an example, look at the following AR Enquiries screen:


Total Debits in local Currency: R3800
Total Credits in local Currency: R2400
Balance in Local Currency: R1400
Total Debits in Foreign Currency: $1400
Total Credits in Foreign Currency: $2400
Balance in Foreign Currency: -$1000


One way the above can be recreated is as follows:
1)      Process  a $1000 invoice but use a 1:1 foreign currency to local currency exchange
         result of client capturing mistakes)
2)      Process  a $400 invoice but use a 1:7 foreign currency to local currency exchange rate local currency to foreign currency exchange
3)      Process a $1200 payment that also includes a $1200 discount amount , and again  use a 1:1 foreign currency to local currency exchange
4)      Don’t allocate any transactions and the above balances should be the result

 The solution here would be to simply allocate all credits to debits and then the local and foreign currency balances should both be negative.


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