Review expenses before cleansing

You can view several additional details about the expenses that you imported into the application.

Before you begin

Role required: cost_transparency_admin or cost_transparency_analyst


  1. Select a segment from the Attributes choice list and review the data (see table for column descriptions).
    Table 1. The data cleansing table
    Column Description
    Name Name of the specific item in the selected segment, such as the name of the vendor or location.
    Amount Amount of the imported expense associated with the item in the segment.
    Merge Count Number of other expenses have been combined with the expense in that row. By default, the value for each record is None. When you merge expenses, the value changes to show the number of expenses merged.
    Mapped to If the application can find a match between the name of the specific item in the selected segment, such as the same vendor or cost center, already in your instance. If the application cannot find a matching record, a new one is created when you cleanse the data.

    Each expense row is not a record in the system, but rather an aggregate view of the expenses in the General Ledger Staged Data table that contain the same value for a segment that you select. For example, if you select the Cost center segment, each expense row is actually the sum of all the general ledger expenses that have the same cost center.

    Figure 1. Expenses in the data cleansing table
    Expenses in the data cleansing table
  2. You can do any of the following on the list of expenses that appear:
    • Filter the list of expense rows by typing text into the search field at the top-right of the list. The field searches the text in the Name column.
    • Click the expense amount in the Amount column to view the expense records in the General Ledger Staged Data table that comprise the row.
    • Click the delete icon (The delete icon) on the left of the expense to ignore the row. The expenses that you ignore here are not carried over to the next stage to be assigned to buckets.