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change of depreciation key & its impact

Hello Friends,

There are Assets uploaded during SAP data migration in May 2005 that were already capitalized but are not included in the depreciation run. When we checked the parameters in AS03, we found out that the depreciation key assigned was "0000 no depreciation".

Is it still possible to change the depreciation key of these Assets from 0000-no depreciation to LINE-Straight line so we can finally depreciate them?

can we run the depriciation retrospectively withe the new key,if yes does it have any impact?

if not can we pass the entry regarding the depreciation for previous periods manually & run the depreciation from this period with the new key.

please suggest me how to proceed.



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    Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 01:08 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    yes it is possible to change the depreciation key from 0000 to anotherone. After changíng you have to start the recalculation run (transaction afar).

    After that you can start the transaction AFAB.

    If you change the depreciation key the system will calculate the new depreciation. If there is a capitalization date the system will make up the values with ne next depreciation run ( in this year)

    It would be possible to make up the values in the former years.In this case you have to change the fiscal year in the fixed assets. But take care if you do this you will post in the past (last year). Take care the audit is done!!

    Hopefully this will solve your problem

    Best regards


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