Allowable CombinationsTables of allowable combinations for state reporting purposes.
Note: These validation table updates:
- Have been applied to the SACS Web-based Financial Reporting System (SACS Web System).
- Are provided for local educational agencies that opt to use the tables for updating their local accounting systems; and
- Will download by default into the C:\SACS2022ALL\Update folder.
The following seven tables define the valid account code combination checks performed in the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) financial reporting software. When changes to valid combinations are made, new text files for updating the SACS software are posted on our Web site in a self-extracting zip file named vtables.exe (see link below to validation tables). The vtables.exe file contains 14 files: 12 .txt files, and two .docx files. Included in the .txt files are official descriptions of each fund, resource, etc. The .docx files are Microsoft Word documents that contain a summarized list of the code combinations affected by this table update and explain the validation table changes in detail.
The most current vtables.exe self-extracting file can be downloaded from here:
or more detailed instructions are available on downloading the vtables.exe file and updating your SACS software tables.
Account code combinations checked in the validation tables include:
Valid Account Code Combination Checks
|Table||Code Combinations Checked|
|Fund X Resource||All funds and all resources|
|Fund X Goal||All funds and all goals|
|Fund X Function||All funds and all functions|
|Fund X Object||All funds and all objects|
|Function X Object||All functions with expenditure objects 1000–7999|
|Resource X Object||All resources with revenue and balance sheet account objects 8000–9999|
|Goal X Function*||All goals with expenditure objects 1000–7999 in functions 1000s, 4000s, 5000s, and 7200–7700, except 7210|
* The Goal X Function table works slightly differently than the other tables. In addition to the valid combinations identified in the table, all functions not included in the table (0000, 2000s, 3000s, 6000s, 8000s, and 9000s) will pass the check.
The structure for these files is shown below. Although the fund code is only two characters, all of the tables have the same file structure. To compensate for this, the two-digit fund field is left justified and followed by two blanks.
Validation Tables File Structure
|Code1||Character||4||First code of combination||(XXXX)|
|Code2||Character||4||Second code of combination||(XXXX)|
|DDISTSTART||Character||4||Start year for districts||(YYYY)|
|DDISTEND||Character||4||End year for districts||(YYYY)|
|DCNTYSTART||Character||4||Start year for counties||(YYYY)|
|DCNTYEND||Character||4||End year for counties||(YYYY)|
|DJPASTART||Character||4||Start year for Joint Powers Agreement/Agency (JPA)||(YYYY)|
|DJPAEND||Character||4||End year for JPAs||(YYYY)|
|DLASTMOD||Date||8||Date of last modification||(YYYYMMDD)|
The start and end dates for valid combinations are given in fiscal year (FY). For state purposes, the FY is expressed as the first year of the fiscal year. For example, 2022 represents the fiscal year 2022–23; 2023 represents the fiscal year 2023–24.
Code combinations flagged with a start of 2022 are considered valid from July 1, 2022, onward. A code combination flagged with an end date of 2022 means that the combination is not valid after June 30, 2023; that is, not valid for FY 2023.