Why is 'My Unique Reference' on Journals in Xero mandatory

I’m not sure why this field is a requirement when an initial ‘Get Data to Edit’ request shows that all of the live data from Xero doesn’t have any entries in that column anyway.

Having to put something in there now makes the journals in Xero stand out as having been edited externally as they are different to the other 25,000 rows that are in the data file already. It even appends the Narration cell to the My Unique Reference entry when re Posting the amended data back into Xero.

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