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[Accounts Working Group Recommendation] 001: Bank Account doctype


as discussed in the Accounts Working Group we recommend a change to the behavior of the “Bank Account” Doctype.

At present the field “account” (which is a linked field to the Chart of Accounts) only allows for Accounts of the Account Type “Bank Account” to be selected.

I proposed in the Accounts Working Group to change that behavior to allow also Account of Account Type “Cash” for this field. I believe line 9 of the bank_account.js may be the place to change this behavior.

Also I believe (but that was not discusses, so this is not an official recommendation) csv import of “Bank Account” entries should be allowed at least for the “Account Manager” role. At present it is not allowed for anyone.

Any comments on this from the Community?


I agree with uploading bank account transaction data in a specific format. This would simplify the conciliation effort. The trick is to specify the mechanics of how this would work.

I have spoken with some local fintech participants, and many companies would love to have this ability, given that most of the banks provide an online service, but only through their portal. Eventually a connected API style format would be fantastic to bring simpler and faster workflows to staff operation bank transactions in ERPNext.


the “bank account” doctype however is not connected to accounts whatsoever I believe. It’s just a simple note which can be connected to a party (supplier/customer/employee, …). and somewhat to a CoA account.

So, what you mention here goes way beyond what the “bank account” doctype does I believe