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Which Transactions Are Copied Via Fixed Assets Mass Copy?

Cindy Bond
Technical Analyst

Which transactions does Fixed Assets copy from the corporate book to the tax book via the Mass Copy process?  Which kinds of transactions do not get copied?  How can you determine which transactions were not copied using the warning messages found in the Mass Copy logfile? 

Let's take a sample message indicating that a transaction could not be copied using Mass Copy:

Asset number 123456
Transaction header id 789789
This adjustment cannot be mass copied.

Cause: Only cost adjustments, salvage value, production capacity or group asset changes can be copied.
Action: Manually adjust this asset in the Tax Book.

Use this data to review the transaction that is NOT Mass Copied from the corporate book.  Note that the transaction header id is used for the Reference Number.

  1.  Login to FA
  2.  Navigate to:  Inquiry > Transaction History
  3.  Select the corporate book from the LOV
  4.  Enter the transaction header id from the logfile into the Reference Number field
  5.  Click FIND

The form will show the transaction type that was not Mass Copied.
Click DETAILS and the Before and After data is shown for the transaction.

Book-specific changes are intentionally NOT Mass Copied such as depreciation method, life, prorate convention, etc.  These fields are not Mass Copied because it is expected functionality that the tax books can have depreciation different from the corporate book.

Refer to the Oracle Assets Users Guide
Chapter:  Tax Accounting > Tax Book Maintenance

So, what does get copied?

The following basic financial information comes from the corporate book:

  •  Cost
  •  Original Cost
  •  Units
  •  Date Placed in Service
  •  Capacity and unit of measure, for units of production assets
  •  Salvage Value, if you choose to Copy Salvage Value for the tax book in the Book Controls window

The remaining depreciation information comes from the default category information for your tax book according to the asset category and the date placed in service.

With credit to Kathleen Herd, Oracle Assets Support

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