In this post i have covered the basic fundamental of the Tally ERP 9 package, regarding the Date. In Tally Accounting Package you can find the Date in 3 different situations which you will learn at the end of this post. And as well you can change the format of the date used while passing the Voucher Entry, with the help of Configuration (F12). Tally has provided the three different type of styles for Date format.
- day-month-year (dd-mm-yy),
- month-day-year (mm-dd-yy), and
- year-month-day (yy-mm-dd)
You have to choose any one of the predefined styles available, as well you can change the separator (-) in the Date with any one of the characters. You can do this change by
- pressing the F12: Configuration button from the Button Area. This will be available almost from all the screens except from Reports, Ledger Voucher and Summaries screen.
- Select General from the Configuration menu.
- Come to the Style of Dates and select any one from the Style of Short Date and type any character in Separator used in Short Date.
- And accept the changes.
Apart that configuration of date in tally you can change the dates in three situations
Current Date & Voucher Date
The Current Date is nothing but the date of the present day specified within the the Period. When ever you try to pass a voucher entry it will reflect in the Date field in the Voucher entry screen. You can change the Current Date with the help of F2: Date button in Gateway Of Tally.
Where as the Voucher Date is available only either in Accounting Vouchers screen or Inventory Vouchers screen. You can change the voucher date by press the same key used for Current Date. If you update the Voucher Date it will automatically updates the Current Date and vice versa.
The Period, is not the date but is the range of dates. By specifying the Range of dates from this date to that date you can work only between those days irrespective of the Financial Year. If the user types any date beyond the period, it will not accept the entries. You can set the Period by using the F2: Period button available in the Button Area or by pressing the Alt + F2 keys.
Note: when ever you press the F2 key it will automatically shows you to the next day to update.