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Re: The Concept of "Charge"

by Richard deMeester <> - 15/06/2020 04:52:43


In the Accounting package I was previously involved in writing, they used the concept of a "dissection" to hide the account number complexities - it had account numbers, default descriptions, linked tax codes, etc, and could be used directly in invoices.  The idea was to bridge the gap between those encoding the information from the knowledge required to accurately map it to the General Ledger.

In Odoo, if the information is not coming from a Sales Order or Purchase Order, then just using a (dummy or otherwise) product on a customer invoice line is a solution - and could be unticked for can be sold / can be purchased.  Otherwise, it could be set up as a service.

I like the "cleanliness" of a separate concept to bring in the information which avoids the need for dummy products, but most clients don't mind lumping them in to their products, and don't want different areas to maintain it all...

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From: Kitti Upariphutthiphong <>
Sent: Friday, 12 June 2020 8:21 PM
To: Contributors <>
Subject: The Concept of "Charge"
Dear contributors,

Coming from other ERPs, there is a concept of Charge, which is very useful. You can read it here,

From time to time, we will face situations where only "Charge" is suitable (compared to using product or direct account selection).
Note: some time it is called "Activity".

Anyone heard about the "Charge" concept before?


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