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1584085 - How to Delete or Scrap Fixed Assets for Which No Acquisition Cost Has Been Assigned


You create a fixed asset manually. You have not acquired the fixed asset. You have not assigned any acquisition cost to the fixed assets. When you want to delete the fixed asset, the button Delete is grayed out.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets work center.
  2. Go to the Fixed Assets view.
  3. Select a fixed asset.
  4. See that the button 'Delete' is grayed out.


Once you set the field Capitalization Date to some value, then the status of your asset changes from In Process to Capitalized.

It is not possible to delete Capitalized assets.


You have 2 options:

  1. Clear out the Capitalization Date manually and reuse the asset for the purchase process.
  2. Set the Deactivation Date manually.

Steps to do:

  1. Select your asset.
  2. Go to the Master Data tab.
  3. Go to the Life Cycle Data tab.
  4. Here either change the field Capitalization Date or Deactivation Date.


Delete Fixed Asset, Scrap Fixed Asset, Acquisition Cost, Capitalized Fixed Asset. , KBA , SRD-FIN-FA , Fixed Assets , SRD-FIN-ACR , Receivables , How To


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