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3273563 - Error 'Individual material XYZ is not assigned to an active fixed asset'.


You are trying to complete a customer invoice or create a manual invoice for the scrapping of an asset, and a business transaction error was created saying individual material is not assigned to an active asset.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger work center. 
  2. Go to Closing-Relevant Tasks subview. 
  3. You will see the closing relevant task with the following message: 

'Individual material XYZ (XYZ represents the individual material ID) is not assigned to an active fixed asset'


The error message is caused by the fact that the status of the individual material in the fixed asset is "Assigned".

You can check the same following the steps below:

  1. Go to Fixed Asset work center. 
  2. Go to Fixed Assets subview. 
  3. Open the advanced search. 
  4. Search for Individual material XYZ. 
  5. Click View All. 
  6. Go to Master Data tab > Individual Material subtab.
  7. Here you can see the individual material XYZ with Assigned status.


You have to make a manual posting to add a value to Fixed Asset, this will change status of individual material to acquired and allow the posting to take place. Make a manual acquisition posting with debit and credit of 1.00 CC (Company Currency) which adds up to zero but changes status to acquired.

  1. Open the Fixed Assets work center.
  2. Go to the Fixed Assets subview, select the asset number ABC (ABC represents the Fixed Asset ID) and open it.
  3. Choose Edit > Master Data tab page.
  4. Navigate to the Individual Material subtab page.
  5. Here, you can see that the status of the individual material XYZ > Fixed Asset ABC is Assigned.
  6. To change the status, use Manual Postings > Acquisition.
  7. Post a nominal amount of 1.00 CC on the credit side and in debit (in this way, the amount ultimately remains at 0.00 CC but the status changes to Acquired).

Afterwards it should be possible to post the customer invoice.

Also, is important to check the status of the fixed asset. If the fixed asset has Retired status, so you can't select the Manual Postings button, you have to change the status of the fixed asset first.


Fixed Asset; Individual Material; Individual material is not assigned to an active fixed asset; customer invoice; Business transaction; Tasks; Closing-Relevant Tasks , KBA , AP-ACC , Business ByDesign: Financial Accounting , How To


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