Change to GL Batch Transfer Rules in D365FO

July 23, 2019 Jeff Katz

There has been a change to the General Ledger batch transfer rules in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations release 10.0. This article will discuss the change, the reason behind the change and the potential impact of the change.

What has changed in the D365FO GL batch transfer rules

As you’ll see in the screenshot below, on the General ledger parameters form, Batch transfer rules tab, there were 3 options under transfer mode: Synchronous, Asynchronous & Scheduled Batch. Starting with release 10.0, the Synchronous option has been deprecated for performance reasons and is no longer a valid option as a transfer mode.

 

This now leaves us with two options: Asynchronous and Scheduled Batch. What is the difference?

  • Asynchronous – Subledger entries are transferred to the GL whenever server resources are available to process them, which typically is immediately, but may be at a later time.
  • Scheduled Batch – Subledger entries are transferred to the GL by using scheduled batches.

 

Why the change?

Let’s address the why behind this change. Whenever posting documents, the system first updates the records in the subledger followed by an update to the general ledger. Posting the voucher to the GL is what can take a longer time and cause performance issues. By breaking this up into two processes, where the voucher posting to the GL takes place when server resources are available, this will alleviate slowness and users having to wait.

 

Is there any impact to the change?

This change only affects documents that are listed in the Source document type dropdown list in the Batch transfer rule setup screen. Journals are not impacted at all.


How can I tell if subledger entries have not transferred / posted yet?

From within the General Ledger > Periodic Task > Subledger journal entries not yet transferred screen, you can view all vouchers that have not yet transferred. If you want to manually transfer these vouchers, you can click on Transfer now to post them immediately.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about this change to GL Batch Transfer Rules in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, please contact our experts for help. For more helpful resources, be sure to bookmark our online resource library for D365FO.

About the Author

Jeff Katz

Jeff is a Senior Solution Architect with experience in all aspects of implementing ERP. He has an excellent record on projects, successfully analyzing, designing, and implementing software solutions to drive the customers’ business needs. In his role as a Solution Architect, Jeff analyses customers’ requirements, designs solutions, and leads implementations.

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