Check writing specifications made in the GL Account Inspector pertain to the triggering "Subledger Control Account." As a result, you can have multiple Subledger Control Accounts with identical or differing Check writing specifications e.g. STEP FORWARD lets you write Checks for obligations in Accounts Payable (i.e. purchases from suppliers) and obligations in Accounts Receivable (i.e. refund of credit balances to customers). You can also pay Accounts maintained in a "foreign currency" account by drawing against a bank account in which you maintain funds of the same "foreign currency."
Assume you have a GL Account "Accounts Payable" and you want to set the check-writing specifications. A prerequisite is that the account be a Subledger Control Account subject to Open Item analysis. Let's look at the entire process:
Is a "Due Date" to be used to control credit terms (e.g. net 30, 2% 10 days, etc.)? If yes (the most common choice), consider whether to include the "Due Date" field in the "Common Transaction Template" or as part of an "Extra Template" (usually associated with the Template creating the "Primary item", i.e. Vendor's Invoice - the credit/negative entry to Accounts Payable.
specify the "Accounts to use for generated TX":
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