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    Thank you for your engagement on this idea. To help explain a little on how this works in the Account Transactions(AT) report - what shows in the Description field when running the report is dependent on the type of account you're running the report for.

    For example, when running the AT report for a bank account, transactions will show the Contact name in the Description field. This is because the detail that is entered on each description line in the body of a transaction relates to the account the line item is coded to. 

    To see the detail, you'll need to run the report for the account code, not the bank account. This is also how the report works for some other accounts such as the system sales tax account, Account Receivable, and Accounts Payable.

    If you're trying to find the account a bank transaction or system account line has…

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    Steven Esgate commented  · 

    This is one of those things where you see it and realise the designer has never worked as an accountant and probably didn't bother consulting anyone who has. Such a baffling design choice. Why would you want the contact name in the description field? It only servers to make the report much less useful at best and totally useless at worst.

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