Account Move Line Import

Import Accounting Entries

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Import Accounting Entries

This module adds a button on the ‘Journal Entry’ screen to allow the import of the entry lines from a CSV file.

Before starting the import a number of sanity checks are performed such as:

  • check if partner references are correct
  • check if account codes are correct
  • check if the sum of debits and credits are balanced

If no issues are found the entry lines will be loaded. The resulting Journal Entry will be in draft mode to allow a final check before posting the entry.


Input file column headers

Mandatory Fields

  • Account

    Account codes are looked up via exact match.

  • Debit

  • Credit

Other Fields

Extra columns can be added and will be processed as long as the column header is equal to the 'ORM' name of the field. Input fields with no corresponding ORM field will be ignored unless special support has been added for that field in this module (or a module that extends the capabilities of this module).

This module has implemented specific support for the following fields:

  • Name

    If not specified, a '/' will be used as name.

  • Partner

    The value must be unique. Lookup logic : exact match on partner reference, if not found exact match on partner name.

  • Product

    The value must be unique. A lookup will be peformed on the 'Internal Reference' (default_code) field of the Product record. In case of no result, a second lookup will be initiated on the Product Name.

  • Due date (or date_maturity)

    Date format must be yyyy-mm-dd)

  • Currency

    Specify currency code, e.g. 'USD', 'EUR', ... )

  • Tax Account (or tax_code)

    Lookup logic : exact match on tax case 'code' field, if not found exact match on tax case 'name'.

  • Analytic Account (or analytic_account)

    Lookup logic : exact match on code, if not found exact match on name.

A blank column header indicates the end of the columns that will be processed. This allows 'comment' columns on the input lines.

Empty lines or lines starting with '#' will be ignored.

Input file example

Cf. directory 'sample_import_file' of this module.

Known Issues

This module uses the Python csv module for the reading of the input csv file. The input csv file should take into account the limitations of the csv module:

Unicode input is not supported. Also, there are some issues regarding ASCII NUL characters. Accordingly, all input should be UTF-8 or printable ASCII. Results are unpredictable when this is not the case.

Bug Tracker

Bugs are tracked on GitHub Issues. In case of trouble, please check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first, help us smashing it by providing a detailed and welcomed feedback.




Odoo Community Association

This module is maintained by the OCA.

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

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