Manage Bills

The bills that you record for your vendors can be filtered and sorted in many ways.

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Status of a Bill

A bill in Zoho Books can have any one of the following statuses.

Status Description
Draft The bill is created but not yet active.
Pending Approval If you have enabled transaction approval, then every bill that you create has to be approved by someone with appropriate access. Until then, the bill will be in the pending approval state.
Open The bill is active.
Overdue The due date for paying the bill has been crossed.
Unpaid No payment has been recorded for the bill.
Partially Paid The bill amount is recorded partially.
Paid The bill amount is completely paid.
Void The bill is no longer active.

Filter Bills

You can filter the bills based on their status. Here’s how:

Filter Bills

If you want to filter the bills based on certain parameters of your own, you can do it through custom views. Learn more about Custom Views.

Custom Views

Custom Views can be used to filter your bills based on certain criteria that you wish to set.

Scenario: Patricia wants to view all the bills which are overdue and whose amount is greater than 1000. She creates a custom view and sets the criteria as: Amount is greater than 1000 and bill status is overdue.

To create a custom view for bills:

New Custom View

Enter a name for your custom view. If you use this custom view frequently, you can select the Mark as Favorite option.

Add criteria for the custom view based on the fields in the bills. You can add multiple criteria by clicking + Add Criteria.

Column Preferences
Choose the fields that have to be displayed in the custom view that you’re creating. You can move fields in the Available Columns to the Selected Columns by clicking the + icon next to them.

Share Custom View
Choose who gets access to this custom view.

This custom view will be shown when you click the All Bills dropdown in the Bills module.

You can edit this custom view by clicking the Pencil icon next to the custom view.

Edit Custom View

To delete the custom view:

Delete Custom View

Sort Bills

You can sort bills based on their different columns or fields. Here’s how:

Sort Bills

Rearrange Columns

In the Bills module, you can choose which fields are to be displayed in the main page. You can also rearrange the order of the columns or fields in the same page. Here’s how:

Rearrange Columns

Insight: Fields which are mandatory (marked by **) cannot be unchecked.

Calendar View

You can view all your overdue bills and their overdue amounts in different months of the year in the calendar view. Here’s how:

Calendar View

You can switch between different months of different years by clicking the Calendar icon within this view. To go back to the current month, click This month in the top right corner of the page.

To switch back to the regular view, click the List icon next to the Calendar icon.

Export Current View

If you have filtered your bills, or rearranged their columns, then you can export that particular view of your bills. Here’s how:

Export Current View Export Current View

Refresh List

To get the updated list of bills, you can refresh the list of your bills. Here’s how:

Refresh List

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