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Recently I have faced a strange system behavior during capitalization of asset.

Acquisition was posted with the date 31.07.2016, while the document date and asset value date were set at 21.06.2016. System then automatically set up the depreciation start day at 01.07.2016, while depreciation key assigned to this asset have the period control key "01" set for acquisition:

According to my knowledge, the period control key "01" should trigger the depreciation start at the first day of the month when acquisition took place, so can't understand why system behaves in this way (this behavior is normal for period control key "02", but is is not set for acquisition purposes in my depreciation key).

Could you please let me know if there are some other configuration settings which can have impact on depreciation start day?

Thanks in advance.


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    Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Hi Marianna,

    Maybe the depreciation start date was already set in the asset before the acquisition posting happened. You can check asset change documents to see if the depreciation start date was really set by the posting transaction or by some other action.

    Maybe a different fiscal year variant than K4 is used (different fiscal year variants can also be set on depreciation area level).

    These things might be worth to have a look. I also don't have any other ideas right now.

    Best regards, Michael

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    • Good morning,

      Yes, this was the point, I have checked the transaction type - it is 145 - "Gross interco.transf.acq. curr-yr.acq.", so it's transfer type, not the acquisition, now everything is clear.

      I was confused, since this TType was used during Interco invoice posting, so I automatically thought it was acquisition type, but thanks for your tip now I know where else can check the real TType group 😎

      Thanks again for your quick support!



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