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2672869 - Error Message During Balance Carryforward Execution: The Balance Carryforward is not Possible. Execute Depreciation Under Fixed Assets

Symptom

You are receiving the below error messages when you execute balance carryfoward.

The balance carryforward is not possible. Execute Depreciation under Fixed Assets

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to the Periodic Tasks View and Balance Carry Forward Sub-view.
  3. Click on new Carry Forward.
  4. Select the company and year for which you want to perform the balance carry forward.
  5. Click on Run and you can see the below error message is displayed.

The balance carryforward is not possible. Execute Depreciation under Fixed Assets

Cause

There are two possible reasons of the issue.

  1. Depreciation has not been executed for some fixed assets and all valuation views.
  2. Depreciation status is not refreshed for some fixed assets.

Resolution

You need to check if any depreciation (irrespective of the valuation views) has been missed in the fiscal year you want to close period 12 of the fiscal year itself.

You can run the Depreciation report available in the Fixed Asset work centre to compare the Planned Depreciation and the Posted Depreciation.

  1. Go to the Fixed Asset work center.
  2. Go to the Reports view and List sub-view.
  3. Select the Depreciation report.
  4. Enter the Variables to run the report.
  5. Company: enter the company for which you want to perform the closing process.
  6. Set of Books: you need to enter a set of books assigned to the company (you need to run the report for all set of books assigned to the concerned company, but you only can enter 1 set of books at a time)
  7. Valuation View ID:  you need to enter a valuation view assigned to the set of books entered previously (you need to run the report for all valuation views assigned to the entered set of books, but you only can enter 1 valuation view at a time).
  8. Accounting Period/Year: enter the fiscal year you want to close or for which you want to close the period 12.
  9. On running the report for the variables entered, change the default view, Planned Values, of the report to the view Posted / Planned Values.
  10. Compare the posted depreciation amount and the planned depreciation amount for the selection entered in the report variables.

You check and find all depreciation is done. But system still has the error. Then it may be the depreciation status is not updated for some fixed asset.

You need to run a depreciation recalculation for all fixed assets. Before you do it, you need to close all the periods for the year which you want to run balance carry forward for but except period 12.

  1. Go to Fixed Asset work center.
  2. Go to Periodic Tasks view and Depreciation sub-view.
  3. Select to create a new depreciation with all fixed assets but input the year as 9999 and period as 999.
  4. Please execute the depreciation with update mode. With such run, the depreciation status of all fixed assets will be refreshed. Then you can run balance carry forward without errors.

 In case the error persists, please report incident to us.

Keywords

Balance carryforward, Depreciation run, Fixed assets, Closing not possible , KBA , fixed asset , balance carryforward , depreciation , closing not possible , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions