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I configure point of sale software and thus deal with my clients' accounting people. I need to know how to properly express to them this situation, when they describe it.

Thank you.

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    Can you please include an example in your question? – dg99 Feb 6 '15 at 23:17
  • This is called a "no-op" - no operation. No real transaction will debit and credit the same account, since there's no change from before to after the transaction. Transaction that doesn't transact - is a no-op, not an operation. – littleadv Feb 7 '15 at 7:28
  • @littleadv - can your comment be promoted to an answer? – verdammelt Feb 24 '15 at 12:56
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This is called a "no-op" - no operation. No real transaction will debit and credit the same account, since there's no change from before to after the transaction. Transaction that doesn't transact - is a no-op, not an operation.

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