When I enter a purchase voucher and enter an invoice number as the reference no., Tally.ERP9 automatically captures it as the invoice no. when displaying the invoice wise details of the supplier's balance. This however does not happen in the case of sales vouchers. If we enter a sale invoice number as the reference no., Tally.ERP9 does not pick it up as the invoice no. when displaying the bill wise details of a customer's outstanding. Instead it captures the voucher no. as the invoice no.
How to display the reference no. as the invoice no. for sales vouchers too?
When you enter a purchase voucher and provide an invoice number as the reference no.,Tally.ERP 9 automatically captures the reference no. as the invoice no. to display in the invoice wise listing of the supplier balance. This is because the voucher number is used as the sequence number for filing purpose. The Reference no. is normally used for numbering the invoice received from your creditors.
In the report of creditors' outstandings, the invoice number is required not the voucher number while in the report of debtors' outstandings, the invoice number (voucher number) entered by you is required for reference. That is the reason why Tally.ERP 9 picks up the voucher number in the report of debtors' outstandings.
If your sales voucher number starts from 1 (which is automatically set in Tally.ERP9) and your sales bill number starts from 5001, you can alter the sales voucher type and set starting number as 5001. This is based on the fact that we consider the sales bill number as reference in the oustandings report of the customers.