Lock a Batch

With the Lock a Batch function, you can lock a batch to prevent any transactions from being posted to it or allow the 'total amount' fields to be edited, to prevent it from being modified after you have balanced the batch.

Upon accessing this function, you will first need to enter a batch number.

Data Field Information
Prompt Response Req Len
Batch Number Type the code you want or click the magnifying glass to search a list of every 'unlocked' batch.   17
Default Last Batch

If you want the last batch number (used by the current user, in the current database, for the current date) to default, select this check box.

If you select this check box while in any function in the system that contains a Batch Number field and then you access a different function that contains a Batch Number field, the Batch Number field will automatically default the last batch number used.

If the batch number does not exist, a message stating, 'This batch number does not exist.' will display.  If the batch is already locked, a message stating, 'This batch number is already locked.' will display. If a valid batch number is entered, the detailed batch information will display. It is for informational purposes only and cannot be changed. To lock the batch, click Lock. If you want this batch to remain unlocked, click Cancel.