Journal Entries can be entered into Restaurant365 various ways. This article will discuss how Journal Entries can be imported through the use of .CSV templates. It is important to note that negative values cannot be entered in the Journal Entry Template. Journal Entry templates can be imported using either of the following methods:

  1. Import and create one or more new Journal Entries
  2. Import Journal Entry Details into a single existing Journal Entry

The importing process for each method will be outlined below.

Method 1 - Creating New Journal Entries via Import

Step 1: Obtain R365 JE Import Template

To begin creating Journal Entries via Import, first obtain the R365 JE Import Template and Documentation files. Click here for a list of all available JE Import Template files.

Step 2: Read Template Documentation

Read through the documentation file to learn what each column in the JE Import template represents, and what data will need to be entered into the template.

Step 3: Enter the Journal Entry into the Template

Enter the Journal Entry information into the template per the instructions in the documentation. Ensure that the Journal Entry is in Balance. Save as a .csv to prepare for import.

  • Note: Existing records that are referenced in a JE Import template, such as Location Name/Number or Account Name/Number must match the same spelling or number as the corresponding record in Restaurant365.  Misspelled or non-existing records will result in import failure. Click here for more information on Troubleshooting Import Errors.

Step 4: Open Journal Entry Import Screen


Hover over the 'Account' menu in the top ribbon and select 'Import Journal Entry' to open the Journal Entry import screen in a new tab.

Step 5: Set Import Parameters, Select and Upload File for Import


Set the import parameters, including if the JE will be imported as approved or if it is a Payroll Journal Entry. Select the saved template, then upload.

Step 6: Review Import / Troubleshoot Errors

If the Journal Entry (or entries) imported correctly, the importer will display how many records were created.

If there is an import error, the error will be displayed, along with a hyperlink to troubleshoot the error.

Imported Journal Entries will be listed in the 'Journal Entries' list of the 'General Ledger' subsection of the Accounting module.

Method 2 - Importing Journal Entry Details

Step 1: Obtain the Journal Entry Detail File

When importing JE Details, typically the detail file is provided by a third party, such as a Payroll Provider. Click here for a list of Sample JE Detail files. Obtain the Detail file and proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Create New Journal Entry and Complete Header Information

Hover over the 'Account' menu in the top ribbon and select 'Journal Entry' or 'Payroll Journal Entry' to open a new form. Enter all of the JE header information, including the pay period dates if this is a Payroll Journal Entry. Click here for more information on entering the header information for Journal Entries and Payroll Journal Entries.

Step 3: Import Details

Hover over the 'Action' menu and select 'Import'.  This will open the Import prompt where the User can select the Detail file and import.


Step 4: Review Imported Details and Save

Review the data that was imported from the Detail file and verify that it imported correctly. Ensure to 'Save and Close' or 'Approve and Close' the entry.

Imported Journal Entries will be listed in the 'Journal Entries' list of the 'General Ledger' subsection of the Accounting module.

Note: This article has been rewritten as of 7/5/17. Click here to download the original version.