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2268984 - Extra Line Feed Inserted in Statutory Report Journal - France (FEC) File


 You run the Statutory Report: Journal - France and notice that on the resulting .txt file there is a break in the line after the G/L Account's name and this prevents the files from being read by the French Tax Administration:


00058|Report de solde|20000000023|20140101|280500|Amt Logiciel
|||2014-02-00000003|20140217|Exécution du report de solde|55 849,69|C|||20140217|55 849,69|EUR

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open General Ledger work centre
  2. Go to Periodic Tasks view
  3. Select Statutory Reports
  4. Choose Journal - France
  5. Click on New
  6. Run the report
  7. Check the .txt file, you can see a break on some lines


These breaks are displayed because there is an extra character (line feed) after the G/L Account's name in Business Configuration which is propagated to the report. 

This character probably comes from copying and pasting the G/L Accounts' names into ByDesign during configuration.


  1. Open Business Configuration work centre
  2. Go to Implementation Project, choose the relevant project
  3. Open the Activity List
  4. Navigate to Fine-tuning
  5. Search for the activity Charts of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structures, Account Determination
  6. Choose Edit chart of accounts
  7. Select the relevant Chart of Accounts
  8. Check the G/L Accounts impacted in Journal - France .txt file you can see an extra line  (screenshot?) is displayed
  9. Navigate to the second (empty) line, press Delete (leftward arrow key)
  10. Repeat for all the impacted G/L Accounts
  11. Save

The extra-line should now be gone and data in Journal-France .txt file should be displayed correctly once you run the report again.


If you check the Journal Entries associated to the G/L Accounts in the impacted lines, you will notice that the extra line is displayed there as well before correction.


KBA , LOD-CRM-EMP , Employee , Product Enhancement