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3137223 - Deleting an asset is not possible

Symptom

Trying to delete an asset results in error FAA_MD048 (It is not possible to delete asset &1 because postings exist).

Environment

S/4HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In the Manage Fixed Asset app, select the asset.
  2. Press the delete button and the error is triggered. 

Cause

There are postings made against the asset, therefore deletion is not possible.
Please note that reversing a journal entry does not delete the journal entry, it creates an inverse journal entry or the original journal entry, therefore postings still exist and deletion is correctly blocked. 

Resolution

You can consider retiring the asset, which will set the deactivation date, no further posting will be possible.
You can also set the Block flag, which will stop further acquisitions being posted to the asset. 

See Also

SAP Help - Manage Fixed Assets

Keywords

KBA , FI-AA-AA-A , Master Data , FI-AA , Asset Accounting , Problem

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions