The General Ledger is a detailed report for all transactions posted to each account and for every transaction there is a Credit and Debit account so it lists them all up.
This helps you to get a full update for all entries posted in a period against any account.
Navigate to the General Ledger from the sidebar:
Report > General Ledger
The General Ledger has several filters which can help you narrow the generated report to the entries you would like to see.
Setting Ref Type as anything other than All will display entries only of that Transactional entry type.
Example setting Ref Type as Journal Entry will display only entries created due to Journal Entries.
Ref Name filter allows to display all ledger entries that were generated due to a single Transactional Entry.
To enable this you need to first set Ref Type.
Selecting an Account will display only entries where an amount is being credited or debited from this account.
Selecting a Party will display only entries involving them.
The initial date after which all the entries are to be displayed. The default value is one year before tomorrow.
The final date before which all the entries are to be displayed. The default value is one day after today.
Selecting a Group By option other than None groups the entry according to the selected option.
For instance setting Group By as Reference will group the entries by the Name of the transactional entry.
Checking this will include the cancelled entries in the report.
A new column Reverted is added to indicate which of the entries have been cancelled.
By default the entries are displayed by newest entry first, i.e. descending order of Date.
Checking this will display the entries in ascending order of entry date.