Global columns

Invoices and other business documents frequently have a common set of columns with meanings such as quantity, unit price, or description. A column like Quantity is not just a column with an arbitrary set of characters in each cell, but rather has a value that signifies the quantity of a line item.

When you create a project, a set of fifteen global, predefined columns that are commonly used for invoice and purchase order line items, are generated automatically.

You can add global columns to a table model, and then map the columns to a table locator field. You cannot delete a global column, but you can rename and localize the column name. Global columns are highlighted yellow while user-defined columns have no highlighting.

If you need additional columns, you can add a user-defined column to the column pool.

Important To use automatic table detection to find data on your invoice documents, use the default global columns. The automatic algorithm cannot calculate user-defined columns.

A global column has an English name by default. Names can be added for different languages as needed.

The following default global columns are available:


The line item number of the item invoiced, provided by the supplier.


The quantity invoiced.


Text that describes the item invoiced.

Unit Price

The unit price, which may be discounted.

Total Price

The total price, which may be discounted.

Unit Measure

The unit of quantity. The package size of a unit is predefined for 1, 10, or 1000 items per package. This column does not stand for quantity units, such as kilograms, inches or liters.

Article Code

The buyer’s article code for the line item. This code usually differs from the suppliers article code for the same item.

Supplier Article Code

The article code used for the selected line item allocated by the supplier.

Order Number

The purchase order number of the ordered line item.

Purchase Order Item Number

The line item ID of the matching item in the purchase order.

Delivery Note Number

The number of the delivery note enclosed with the delivery when this line item was delivered.


A percentage rate.

Tax Amount

A monetary amount.


A percentage rate.

Discount Amount

A monetary amount. The discount amount is a reduction applied to the total price and does not refer on the unit price.