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3137223 - Deleting an asset is not possible


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


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. 


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. 


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


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


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