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


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


S/4HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

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


When an asset has postings, it's no longer possible to delete it, even if the asset's 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.


If the asset is no longer needed, it's possible to block further acquisitions through the Manage Fixed Assets app.
It's also possible to fully retire the asset, which will set the deactivation date for the asset.


FAA_MD048, asset delete error, Manage fixed assets app , KBA , FI-AA-AA-A , Master Data , FI-AA-AA-A-2CL , Master Data (Public Cloud) , Problem


SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2002