Sage Stop Backdate Entry

Is there any way I can lock prior periods in order to prevent accidental posting of invoices or payments while still allowing me to post year end adjusting journal entries?

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Definitely, I will provide you information regarding this,May I know which Sage version you are using right now?

Accounts Experts Answered on March 21, 2017.
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Sage 50 Pro Accounting 2016 version 

Michael A. Bond Answered on March 21, 2017.
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HI ,

In my suggestion Contact SAGE 50 Support team for fixing this issue , this is a functional error of SAGE 50 accounting software , You can also dial  SAGE 50 Phone Number☎ +1-800-574-6305 

Accounts Experts Answered on March 21, 2017.
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Thanks Admin I will try to fix on Call Support number

Michael A. Bond Answered on March 21, 2017.
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Sage 50 automatically blocks transactions that are dated before  the start date of the previous  financial  year. If you see the option as grayed out and you are not allowed to select a date or getting Sage Invalid Date Error , please make sure you are in single user mode and all the other screens are closed. Now, follow the steps given below-

  1. Click Setup,
  2. Now go to Settings,
  3. Navigate to Company and  System.
  4. Click the option Do not allow transactions dated before <date>.
  5. Enter the date of your choice in the field


You can also stop transaction prior to a specified date from being posted by using the Lock Date feature.  If anyone tries to post a transaction prior to this date, he will receive an error message.  However,  if you are logged in as manager or you have the lock date access, you can override the warning and post such transactions.

Here is how to set a Lock date

  • Go to the Menu bar
  • Click on Settings
  • Now click on Lock Date
  • Select the check box named Lock posting before
  • Enter the date of your choice
  • Click OK


You can also configure the Lock Date access rights of any user, to prevent accidental posting-


  1. Open Sage Accounts
  2. Log in as Manager.
  3. Go to the menu bar
  4. Click Settings then on  Access Rights.
  5. From the list, select the required user
  6. Click the  Edit tab
  7. Expand theSettings 
  8. If you want to grant access to override the lock date, click the check box named  Lock date settings and click OK . To remove access, uncheck  the check box.
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Close to complete



Accounts Experts Answered on July 28, 2021.
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