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2476114 - Manual Posting Acquisition Error : Asset XYZ val.view XXX: Acquisition cost negative


You are unable to perform Manual Posting - Acquisition due to the error Asset XYZ (XYZ represents the Fixed Asset ID) val.view XXX (XXX represents the valuation view): Acquisition cost negative.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets work center, and choose the Fixed Assets subview.
  2. Select Manual Posting and Acquisition.
  3. Fill all the selection criteria along with ( Relating to as 1 - Current Year ; Debit/Credit - Credit )
  4. Click Post.

'Asset XYZ val.view XXX: Acquisition Cost Negative'


  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view.
  3. Select the project and Open activity list.
  4. Open activity Fixed Assets Valuation View.
  5. Select the relevant Valuation Views and check the Details tab.
  6. Value Range for Acquisition Cost is marked as Only Positive Values Permitted.

This setting allows only positive value postings.


The setting should be changed to Complete Value Range Permitted.

As a rule, to allow negative postings or credit posting to the affected fixed asset, system will check these things:

  1. If the initial acquisitions are done in the last year, then in the Manual Posting - Acquisition ( Relating To - 2 - Previous Years ; Debit/Credit - Credit, is allowed )
  2. If the initial acquisitions are done in the current year, then in the Manual Posting - Acquisition ( Relating To - 1 - Current Year ; Debit/Credit - Credit is allowed )


Manual Posting; Acquisition; Fixed Asset; val.view; Acquisition Cost Negative , KBA , SRD-FIN-FA , Fixed Assets , How To


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