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Speed up processing in Sage 50 and easily locate transactions by hiding deleted items

Sage 50 Accounts


A great way to speed up your processing in Sage 50 and locate transactions, is to hide deleted transactions from your lists, activity window and reports.  The transactions will still show in the Transactions window and will only be removed if a clear audit trail is run.

This guide explains how to hide deleted items from your lists, activity windows and reports in Sage 50 Accounts.

Update your settings

1. Click Settings, then Company Preferences and then click Parameters.

2. Select the Exclude deleted transactions check box then click OK.

Exclude deleted transactions in Sage 50 Accounts

NOTE: If the deleted\cancelled transactions still appear on the report, you can edit this in Report Designer to exclude the deleted\cancelled transactions.

Exclude deleted transactions on reports

1. Select the relevant report and select Edit.  This will open Report Designer.

2. In Report Designer, click Report, then click Criteria and select the Show Disabled check box.

3. Select EXC_DELETED_TRAN and then click Modify.

4. On the Status option, choose Preset then click OK.

Report designer in Sage 50 Accounts

4. Click OK.

Exclude corrected or cancelled transactions on reports

1. In Report Designer, click Report, then click Filters.


  • If a Modify Filter window appears, click Use Advanced Filter.
  • If there is an existing filter on this report, click at the end of the filter then type AND.
  • If you want to edit a report outside of the Nominal reports folder, enter the following filter:


  • Or, if you want to edit a Nominal report, enter the following filter:


2. Then click OK.

3. Once you’ve made the changes, we’d recommend you save this as a copy, so you still have the original report.

To save the report

1. Click Reports, then click Report Properties and enter a new name and description for the document. Click OK.

2. Click File, then click Save As and save your report. The Save As window defaults to the correct folder for the type of document you are saving.

3. Click Save, then close Report Designer.

You’ll then be able to use the new report.

Further Information

If you have any questions about this or need assistance, then please contact the GCC Group Support Team on 0345 260 1151 or

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