Many thanks for taking the time to look at my question.
Indeed, I can achieve my goal like this. What I did was to create an item-line, and completed all the
fields by clicking on the button on the right ( on that line). ( i.e. account head etc)
I then created a line in the “Purchase taxes and charges” table and also completed the fields by
clicking on the button on the right on that line. (i.e. account head etc).
Submitted the invoice and traced the correct amounts on the ledger ( Freight charges ; VAT )
I just wanted to make sure that , with me working on V12 that there hasn’t been some changes made in this regards in V13.
If the cost is a business expense, an overhead, and not stock you can post as creditor without the item number with a work around. This will put the entry in the GL and then allow payment of the creditor at some point in time. A dummy stock item is not necessary.
Erpnext does not handle expenses (non stock invoices) and creditors in an easy, or similar, to many other systems.