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UK Demo Accounting Data?

Is there a place to download dummy UK company general/nominal ledgers?

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I am working on software development directly related to accounting data - apart from extracing the nominal ledger for the demo companies in Xero, FreeAgent, Kashflow etc. does anyone know if there is any kind of resource/service with mock/dummy general ledger data for UK companies?

Have searched Google far and wide, but can't seem to locate anything.

Thanks in advance!


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By tom123
19th Jun 2020 12:22

At a transactional level?
or at TB level?
or at Financial Statements level?

The thing is, even if this existed, you would have to add columns etc to suit the end use you had in mind.

Probably better to create your own.

You don't need large volumes - but you would need transactions of all the various types and codes.

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By TriBilly
19th Jun 2020 12:32

Thanks - at transactional level.

Your comment makes sense - I don't think there is any kind of service available for this (not that I can find anyway). Looks like I will probably end up having to make my own.

I found this service which allows random data generation so I'll play about with it and see if it can be adapted in some way

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By Arthur Putey
19th Jun 2020 12:24

The demo data in Xero etc is a good start, what problem are you trying to solve?

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By TriBilly
19th Jun 2020 12:33

Thanks - trying to find better ways of visualising data, just running some tests on Power BI, Spotlight Reporting etc.

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By frankfx
19th Jun 2020 20:09

Have a look at VT

To create transactional data is easy.

Create the data in Excel.
Wash rinse repeat

You could use the data from other sources to supplement some of your own '' unusual" transactions.
Ensure the data is in the prescribed format , VT calls it a universal input sheet. Just a few required fields.

Then import to VT.

Easy to create range of dates spanning several years.

Then test your sample data.

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By TriBilly
20th Jun 2020 18:24

Thanks - I had not looked at VT yet. Much appreciated - I will definitely check it out!

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