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2625824 - Fixed Asset Depreciation Calculation Starts in the Same Period of Partial Transfer Posting Date


You partially transfer the individual material of Fixed Asset XYZ (XYZ represents the ID of the sending Fixed Asset) to Fixed ABC (ABC represents the ID the receiving Fixed Asset) on posting date DD.MM.YYYY in period AAA.YYYY (AAA represents the period of the transfer’s posting date; YYYY represents the Fiscal Year). You expect the transfer to be considered from the following period, i.e. the depreciation to start in period BBB.YYYY for Fixed Asset ABC. However, the depreciation already starts in the period of the partial transfer, in period AAA.YYYY.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets work center.
  2. Go to the Fixed Assets view.
  3. Show All Fixed Assets and Find ABC (ABC represents the Fixed Asset ID), press Go.
  4. Select Fixed Asset ID ABC and click Manual Posting - Partial Transfer of Individual Material.
  5. Enter the required parameters, Posting Date as current month end day, and click Post.
  6. Select Fixed Asset ID ABC in view Fixed Assets and click Edit Values.
  7. View Depreciation Overview subtab.
  8. The Depreciation happens in the same period as the Partial Transfer of Individual Material rather than in the next period.


The depreciation method L011 has the period control method 003 (Acquisition pro rata at period and year start; retirement and transfer pro rata mid period). The partial transfer transaction is treated like an acquisition posting unlike the complete transfer posting. Hence, transaction partial transfer follows period control key 01, in other words, the depreciation start date is always on the first day of the period in which the transaction is posted.


You can use the Asset Valuation Date (personalized hidden field) in the manual posting screen to change the period of inclusion for depreciation calculation.

  1. Go to Fixed Assets work center.
  2. Go to Fixed Assets view.
  3. Show All Fixed Assets and Find ABC and press Go.
  4. Select Fixed Asset ID ABC and click Manual Posting - Partial Transfer of Individual Material.
  5. Click Start Personalization Mode.
  6. Click Show Children of Details.
  7. Mark Visible of UI Element Asset Valuation Date.
  8. Input Asset Valuation Date as expected depreciation calculation start date.
  9. Input other required parameters and click Post.

Note that the period control setting would still be applied for the given Asset Valuation Date.

See Also

Help document: Depreciation Methods – US and Period Control Methods and Keys


Fixed Asset; Manual Posting; Partial Transfer; Depreciation; Partial Transfer; Posting Date , KBA , AP-ACC-FXA , Fixed Asset , How To


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