When running financial statements, it may help to see what balances look like prior to or after an allocation is part of the books.
Batches can either be included or excluded from financial statements as a whole or by individual transactions.
Option 1 (as a whole): With this approach, it's possible to include or exclude not yet posted items from reports, but the batch must not be posted yet.
1. Create the allocation batch as an open batch (not posted) and save and close it. 2. In Reports > Financial statements, open the report 3. On the filters tab, set not yet posted either to None or All depending on whether you want to include or exclude the allocation batch. 4. Set any other desired settings in the report parameter 5. Preview the report
Option 2 (individual transactions): Assign a transaction attribute to all transactions in the allocation batch. Note: To make this change globally, the batch must not be posted yet. If already posted, the lines can be changed individually if desired
1. In Allocation Management, create the allocation batch as an open batch 2. From the Batch menu, select Batch > Globally Change transactions 3. Expand Attributes > Double click on attributes 4. Select the operation of "Add" 5. Select the attribute type and description at the very least 6. Click Ok 7. Click to preview changes 8. If everything looks good, click change now > This will add a transaction attribute to every row selected. 9. Save and close the batch (or validate and post if ready to post the batch). 10. In Reports > Financial statements, open the desired report 11. On the filters tab, set transaction attributes to All to include the allocation batch or set it to Exclude > select the transaction attribute type and value > to exclude those particular allocation transactions 12. Set any other desired settings in the report parameter 13. Preview the report