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Payment entry errors

The rest of the accounts are not visible. I created a account in direct expenses to use it as to account…. How to do it?

I am also learning the software. Please take my advice with a grain of salt.

My memory suggests that payment entries are designed to be a sort of specialized shorthand journal entry (with some minor additional functionality). They are made to work hand-in-hand with the invoice systems (Buying/Selling modules).

I believe the documentation describes this very briefly under Journal Entry.

To pay expenses directly to an expense account (or asset account if capitalizing), a journal entry must be used.

A payment entry or journal entry can be used to “pay” the invoice in the typical accrual workflow for purchasing:

  1. BOOK THE INVOICE
    a. CREDIT Creditors (Accounts Payables) ++
    b. DEBIT (Expense or Asset account) ++
  2. BOOK THE PAYMENT OF THE INVOICE
    a. CREDIT Bank/Cash Account —
    b. DEBIT Creditors (Accounts Payable) —

To directly pay an expense without an invoice, a journal entry should be used:

  1. Directly pay expense from bank account or cash:
    a. CREDIT Bank/Cash Account —
    B. DEBIT Expense/Asset Account (increase) ++

Thank you!