Each e-doc is governed by a set of balancing rules, some of which are more complex than others. The balancing rules within a document often enforce the basic rule that debits must equal credits. Whether or not an accounting line generates a debit or credit relies on various factors, including which side of a double-sided document it is in and whether the object code used represents income, expense, assets, or liabilities, etc.
The Accounting Lines total in some documents may balance to sections in the document or to entries in the tabs on the document. For example, the Cash Receipt document's Accounting Lines tab balances to the Reconciliation section of the document.