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Change asset class issue - pls advice

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Dear Experts,

I have changed the asset class with the following step:

1.create new asset class and account determination in spro.

2. Copy asset master data. Exp : copy from main asset number 1001, 1002, 1003.

3. Change the above asset number to the new ones (with new asset class and acct determination) through LSMW.Exp: new asset number are : 3001, 3002, 3003.

My question is :

- How about the old asset numbers that I have copied from?

It should to be lock or not since currently they have different asset class and account determination?In the other side, the other data like depreciation area, description asset, cost center, allocation are remain the same.How to lock the asset and how about the depreciation run?

Please advice.

Thank you in advance.

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    Posted on Jun 11, 2008 at 09:24 PM

    Hi putri,

    it's not completely clear to me what you have done with lsmw.

    Well, the first step is ok, you have created a new assetclass with a new account determination.

    The correct follow up activity is using transaction abumn. abumn creates a new assetmaster and transfers all the values to a new asset. the old asset is deactivated.

    If any questions left, pls. let me know.

    Best regards


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      Hi Putri

      This what we did when we transferred similar number of assets to once class to other.

      - Use ABUMN for the actual transfer

      - Use UCR program through SE38 to transfer all the other master data as required.


      You need to construct the BDC structure file - this will include all the steps you would take to do an asset transfer via ABUMN.

      Prepare the BDC data file, this will specifiy what data to input per screens stipulated in structure file.

      Only down side to this was, I have to slid a pound coin to get my enter key stuck in pressed positon to keep the process running as we had 5 to 6K assets per country for whole of the european arm.

      I can send you the ucr structure file but don't know the moderators stance on this.

      Hope this helps !


      assign points if useful

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    Posted on Jun 17, 2008 at 07:58 AM


    what i observed in your tag, there are 4 issues,

    1. Wrong Asset Class: Create New Asset Class

    2. before creation new assets change in asset master data in spro and change the screen layout click on copy button.

    3. New Asset Creation: Please use BDC for creation of New assets with right asset class (in your file you have to maintain dep. area and useful life)

    4. for amount transfer : Please user BDC of ABUMN for transfer of assets.

    same thing i did in our client, its working fine.

    if any issue let me know.



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    • Former Member

      Hi Gopi, thanks for the answer.

      This is issue about splitting asset then I have created new asset class, not wrong asset class.

      Could you please explain about BDC? Where is the menu path and how to operated through ABUMN?

      Thank you in advance.

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    Posted on Jun 18, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Hi Purti,

    i think you have not assigned any points to me, anyhow i will tell you the way, when u create bdc for new assets or splliting of assets are the same ( we did splitting only). but formate will be change for new assets and splitting of assets, for BDC creation goto SHDB T.code and enter your programe name and enter t.code for which you want to create ( in your example AS11) and enter data what do you want to in new splitting assets and save. it shows one screen, u just give it to that information to your abaper, he will prepare the BDC.

    anything else, let me know.

    pls. assign points.



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