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2904853 - Deleting asset in Manage Fixed Assets app gives error FAA_MD048

Symptom

Deleting an asset gives error FAA_MD048 "It is not possible to delete asset &1 because postings exist".

Environment

S/4 HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Enter Manage Fixed Assets app.
  2. Select the asset.
  3. Press delete button.
  4. Error is raised. 

Cause

When an asset has postings it is no longer possible to delete the asset, even if the asset value is zero.
If the asset has a quantity posted, and has no value, then deleting is not possible as the creation of quantity involves the creation of a document.

Resolution

If the asset is no longer needed, then Blocking further acquisitions through the Manage Fixed Assets app is possible. 
Also it is possible to fully retire the asset, which will set the deactivation date on the asset.

Keywords

 FAA_MD 048 asset delete error , KBA , FI-AA-AA-A , Master Data , Problem

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2002