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2568054 - How to Create a New Bank Account Upon a Company Merge


You have processed the merge of two of your companies in ByDesign, however, the system does not allow you to create a new identical bank account for the newly created company.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Liquidity Management work center.
  2. Go to the MyBanks view.
  3. Select your bank entity and click Edit -> Bank Accounts.
  4. Create a new bank account record with identical bank details to the old company, however assigned to the new company.

The system raises an error message as follows: 'Combination of bank , account number <bank account number> with different company exists'


The error message is a proper and expected system check that does not allow one bank account to be assigned to two different companies.


It is not possible to add the same account number for different companies unless the other account is closed.

Therefore, in order to have the same bank account number assigned to a different company ID, you have to close the existing bank account via below steps.

Be aware that before performing the Close action, you must bring the account balance to zero and make sure that you have Confirmed/Canceled all open transactions/items/payments in the system. Once the bank account is closed, this same entry cannot be re-activated.

  1. Go to Liquidity Management work center.
  2. Go to MyBanks view.
  3. Select your bank entity and click Edit -> Bank Accounts.
  4. Select the bank account assigned to the old company and click Actions -> Close.

After closing the account, you are able to create a new bank account with the same number but assigned to the new company.

See Also

2568072 - You Are Unable to Close a Bank Account as Balance Is Not Zero


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