2537779 - The Scrapping of Fixed Assets is Not Possible 'Depreciation positive' (Austria)

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2537779 - The Scrapping of Fixed Assets is Not Possible 'Depreciation positive' (Austria)


The Scrapping of fixed assets is not possible in a specific period due to an error message using a specific depreciation method for Austria.

'An error occured during depreciation calculation for asset ABC
Asset ABC val.view 1:
Error occurred while determining values to be posted for fixed asset ABC
Journal entries for journal entry voucher cannot be simulated'

(ABC stands for the Fixed Asset ID)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets Work Center.
  2. Go to the Fixed Assets View.
  3. Search for the fixed asset ABC.
  4. Select the Individual Material DEF (DEF stands for the Individual Material ID).
  5. Click on  the button Manual Posting - Complete Scrapping.
  6. Enter a date in the second half of the year in document date and posting date.
  7. Use the default options Journal Entry Type 00059 - Manual Posting for Fixed Asset and Closing Step 010 - Operational postings.
  8. Click on Simulate.


The depreciation method for Austria has the period control method configured against this depreciation code as 013.
This means that the retirement postings are included for depreciation calculation only if the posting falls on the first half of the fiscal year.
If the posting date of the retirement is in the 2nd half of the fiscal year, the retirement is not considered for depreciation calculation until the end of the fiscal year.
Due to this setting, the retirement transaction is not considered as the retirement transaction itself but the actual depreciation expenses will be posted till the last period of your fiscal year, as per to the above period control setting.


You have two possible solutions:

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets Work Center.
  2. Go to the Fixed Assets View.
  3. Click on Fixed Asset ABC.
  4. Solution 1:
    1. Click View All.
    2. Navitage to Master Data and the the Lifecycle data tab.
    3. Change the Valuation Check Settings to No Checks.
    4. Click on Save.
    5. Post a journal entry voucher as retirement posting.

Please note, though, that the retirement posting is posted but the system shows the depreciation values as pending until the end of the fiscal year. This is the expected system behavior due to the depreciation code L055.

If you do not want to have any further depreciation after the retirement posting date go to step 3 above and then:

  1. Click on View all.
  2. Change the interval of the depreciation.
  3. The start date is the posting date of the retirement and the depreciation code is 0000 - No automatic depreciation.
  4. Save.
  5. Trigger the retirement posting using a journal entry voucher.

See Also

Please, also refer to the following document from the Help Center: Using Depreciation Methods.


KBA , SRD-FIN-FA , Fixed Assets , Product Enhancement