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Unable to close the AA fiscal year (AJAB), "Depreciation/updating of values has errors"

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I'm facing issue in closing 2011 fiscal year for Asset Accounting. The detail for the issue as the following:

The system can maximum allows 2 fiscal year to be open at the same time, which is our scenario here, we have 2011 and 2012 open in Asset Accounting. While the FI (GL) 2011 fiscal year is alread closed, im not able to close the AA fiscal year for 2011. Every time i run AJAB, to close AA 2011 FY, I get the above error, "Depreciation/Updating of Values has errors". This error is with 69 Assets in within the same Asset class(FA50).


(1) I checked the depreciation for all the assets, which has been posted for all the periods in 2011

(2) I ran the AFAR (Recalculate Values), i got an error "01 US Financial- Book Depreciation/ E669 Fiscal year 2011 is already closed in Financial Accountin"

(3) I already managed to close the year in the QA client, but this was after opening the 2011 FI-GL FY

Note: The company refusing opeining the 2011 FI (GL) Fiscal year. I tried hard with them, but they strcitly refused opening the fiscal year.


(1) Is there any way to Close the AA 2011 fiscal Year without opening the 2011 FI-GL FY??

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    Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 03:45 PM

    Hi Everyone

    Thank you so much for you support and your reply, but now i'm coming back with the full solution for this issue and hoping this will add benefit to this forum readers.

    Restating the problem:

    2011 and 2012 AA fiscal year (FY) are still open while only 2012 FI (GL) Fiscal year is open. The issue was to close 2011 fiscal year without openning FI 2011 FY. Provided that users tried to close the AA 2011 FY but didn't manage to close it correctly. In 2012 I discovered that the system is running with two AA FY open at the same time.

    Usually whenever users try to close the AA FY, system checks take place to make sure all assets have been depreciated correctly. Then the system gives errors via an error indicator upon failure in the checks; as a result, the system will deny the year closing. To correct the incorrect assets a depreciation recalculation must be run for all outstanding fiscal years. Until then users will receive an accurate message about the error, unless the errors occurred in closed FI FY. In this case, the error indicator will not be cancelled by re-calculation in the open FI FY.

    The error indicator is a field in the ANLC table, XAFAR, this field should indicate "0" for No Error and "2" for errors.

    To close the AA 2011 FY we had to reset the error indicator from "2" to "0" by using "RACORR52" program, this allows us to close the 2011 AA FY without even opening the FI 2011.

    Note:- Don't go for this solution until you revise that you have no errors in all assets in the year that you want to close.

    Thank you again and i hope this thread was helpful for you all, and if it is helpful please reward this reply.



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  • Posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 02:51 PM

    Hi Ahmeda,

    Before closing of FI fiscal year, you need to carry out the year ending process in Asset Accounting. First my suggestion is to run ABST2 and see what are the values are inconsistent with the GL.


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      Thank you so much for you reply, it is helpful to know that we have difference in between the GL and AA, but what is the next step?

      I ran the ABST2 and i found out there is 11,789,557.73 difference between GL and AA. the GL > than AA

      How can I proceed from here??

  • Posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 05:34 PM


    I have got similiar issue. You have to reopen 2011 and run you depreciation to adjust these 69 assets. After that you will adjust Account in closed year by OASV.


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    Posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 07:24 PM

    Thank you Marssel for your reply

    The problem is more complex than what i thought. The differences is in the APC account for bldg and land imporovement not in depreciation. The other issue is the company refusing opening the fiscal year in production.

    Back to where we started, is there any solution that can be used without opening the fiscal year in production.

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      My apologies. For some reason I confused your message with another one wherein the subledger and ledger don't agree.

      My rant was misplaced, but the reality is that you will still have to open the year to post, with journal entries negating the impact.

      Once that's done, here's a possible fix that has worked for me more than once; temporarily tick "on" the "negative values allowed" indicator in the affected assets in the depreciation area(s) with errors.

      In the project I mention above, I had an asset that had several postings within the same day, They netted out positive, i.e. the sun rose and set with the asset's nbv being positive, but the fact that it had temporarily been driven negative caused the same error you're seeing, and it stumped more than one experienced asset consultant before I got there. I also found the same situation at a client last year, and fixed it the same way.

      Try it in a test client first. Hopefully you've got a refreshed test box./client with the same asset error.


      - tick on "negative nbv allowed" in the relevant assets relevant depreciation area(s)

      - recalculate. Run depreciation.

      - Once done, turn off the negative allowed indicator in the assets.

      Good luck.

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