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2746985 - Cannot Set Deactivation Date For Migrated Fixed Asset


You want to set a deactivation date for migrated fixed asset, but this is not possible. You notice that the status of the Fixed Asset is Capitalized. Despite the value of the Fixed Asset is zero. Normally when the value is Zero the status would show as In Preparation.

This Fixed Asset is a migrated Fixed Asset. The migration service always sets Fixed Assets status as “Capitalized” even if there are no postings. With zero valued, the fixed asset cannot be scraped or sold. Therefore the Deactivation Date needs to be set and this will then set the Fixed Asset as retired.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Fixed Asset work center.
  2. Search for Fixed Asset ABC (ABC represents the Fixed Asset ID).
  3. Select Edit.
  4. Go to Tab Master Data.
  5. Go to Sub-Tab Life Cycle Data, here can you see that the Deactivation Date cannot be maintained.


For migrated assets, the field Deactivation Date is disabled as long as Fixed Asset migration is enabled in the Business Configuration.


  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Search and open the Activity Disable Data Migration.


Here disable the Migration of Fixed Assets. Afterwards you can set the Deactivation Date in the migrated Fixed Asset.

NOTE: If you wish to use the migration of Fixed Assets in the future, you need to enable the migration again.


Deactivation Date Fixed Asset; Fixed Asset Migration , KBA , SRD-FIN-FA , Fixed Assets , How To


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