If you use classes, departments, locations, or a combination of segments to categorize records, you can specify how these categories are set on journal entry forms:
Always Allow Per-line Classifications on Journals – Set this preference to enter classes, departments, and locations on individual journal entry line-items, rather than for the journal entry as a whole. For journal entries, this preference overrides any Allow Per Line Class, Department, Location preferences you have set for other transactions.
Allow Non-balancing Classifications on Journals – Set this preference to enable creation of journal entries with line-item amounts that do not balance by department, class, and location.
Allow Empty Classifications on Journals – Set this preference to enable creation of journal entries with line-items that do not have classes, departments, and locations, even if you require them on other forms.
If you have enabled the Intercompany Time and Expense feature and you have made classes, departments, and locations mandatory, we recommend that you enable the Allow Empty Classifications on Journal accounting preference. For more information, see Enabling Intercompany Time and Expenses.
To set these preferences, go to Setup > Accounting > Accounting Preferences, on the General subtab under Classifications.