Exact Online records lines of financial transaction in its database. Almost always a column
LineNumber is present containing the line number within the transaction. A number of line numbers have a special meaning:
- 0: total of the financial transaction
- 9999: VAT of the financial transaction
Not all of these line numbers occur. For example, in
SalesInvoiceLinesBulk, special line numbers do not occur at all, while they do partially occur in
For reports, it is advisable to think carefully about which line numbers are needed:
- all of them (rarely),
- only the totals (the 0 line),
- the individual ones (all except the special ones).
For example, to reproduce the obsoleted table
If you sell 100 Euro worth of products with exactly one line on the sales invoice, you will find three lines:
Using incremental tables on Exact Online also sometimes causes confusion about the amounts. In the incremental tables like
SalesInvoiceLinesIncremental, sales has a negative sign, while a credit note has a positive sign. This aligns with
TransactionLinesIncremental. However, in the non-incremental table, a sale has a positive sign, presumably because that was easier to understand for end-users. The incremental tables may reflect more of the internal structure of Exact Online.