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E1: 12: R12855 General Depreciation FAQ (Doc ID 634862.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 12, 2023

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Fixed Assets - Version XE and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on General Depreciation (R12855).

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Questions and Answers
 Question 1:  Is it possible to catch up missed depreciation from previous years?
 Question 2:  How can depreciation be stopped for an asset in the middle of its life or eliminated from acquisition until a later time?
 Question 3:  How can I get a subledger on my expense account when I run depreciation?
 Question 4.  How does the R12855 calculate the total number of days in an asset's life when the life span includes one or more leap years?
 Question 5:  How can depreciation be calculated based on the number of days rather than by period?
 Question 6:  Is it possible to identify and exclude fully depreciated assets when running the Compute Depreciation program (R12855)?
 Question 7:  If journal entries are not created when running the R12855, and amounts are updated in the Fixed Asset (F1202) only, how can balances be updated in the General Ledger (F0902)?
 Question 8:  Why does Compute Depreciation R12855, calculate depreciation equal to the Net Book Value (NBV) for the current period instead of using the depreciation formula?
 Question 9:  Can Depreciation be run multiple times for the same period?
 Question 10:  Where does the information in the header of the Compute Depreciation report (R12855) come from?
 Question 11: How do you remove the amounts from accumulated depreciation & depreciation expense for a single asset when depreciation was run in final & more than one asset was processed?
 Question 12: Will depreciation be calculated on an asset with negative cost?
 Question 13: How can accumulated depreciation be adjusted during the year?
 Question 14: Why do the summary totals on the R12855 not match some of the other reports like the Fixed Asset Master List (R1200001)?  Should the summary totals match the period amount in the F1202 (Fixed Asset Balance File).
 Question 15: What are the main business functions associated with the R12855?
 Question 16: How is depreciation calculated in the final year of the asset's life?
 Question 17: How can the start depreciation date be pushed out from an earlier date to a current date?  Example: From January 2017 to July 2017
 Question 18: Why is the R12855 display the error message "Invalid Character Found"?
 Question 19: Why is the message "Fiscal Year Not Set Up" displaying in the Work Center after running the R12855?
 Question 20: Is there way to automatically change assets from Mid-Year to Mid-Quarter when 40% of the assets have been purchased in the last quarter?
 Question 21: When applying an ESU for the R12855, B1200004, B1200005, B1200006, will it change any business data setup/configurations for formulas, deprecation methods, UDCs?
 Question 22: What is the best way to correct depreciation that was taken using an incorrect start depreciation date?
 Question 23: How is the apportionment percentage calculated? 
 Question 24: What are the options when adding additional cost to an existing asset?
 Question 25: How is Current Balance on the R12855 calculated?
 Question 26: What is the process when a depreciation batch was run for period 1 and not posted in period 1 to General Accounting, but it did update period 1 in Fixed Assets and now the Company Names and Numbers has moved forward to period 2.
 Depreciation Not Calculating
 Question 1:  When I run the R12855, why is no depreciation calculated?
 Question 2:  Why is depreciation not calculated on assets with subledgers?
 Question 3:  Explain why depreciation is not calculated on newly-created Mid-Year (Y) assets.
 Question 4:  Why are we having issues when Row Security is applied on the R12108 and the R12855 programs?
 Question 5:  Can the system handle two cost accounts and two accumulated depreciation accounts per asset?
 Question 6:  Why won't the system create F0911 records when the processing options is set  to create them?
 Question 7:  Why won't the system calculate depreciation?
 Question 8: Why is the system skipping certain assets or not calculating the expected results?
 Question 9: Can depreciation be run on the CA Ledger?
 Method Specific Questions
 Question 1:  What is the difference between standard demo depreciation formulas 102 and 103 used with depreciation method 01 - Straight-line?
 Question 2: How do you setup a UDD-User Defined Depreciation Rule that takes a full year of Depreciation in the First Year and zero Depreciation in the Disposal Year and also backs out the YTD depreciation that has already been taken?
 Question 3:  How is the Apportionment Percentage calculated on the R12855 Compute Depreciation report, specifically for the final year of depreciation?
 Question 4:  Is a pooling method of depreciation available in EnterpriseOne?
 Unexpected Results
 Question 1:  When running the Compute Depreciation R12855 with Inception to Date we are not getting the expected (Cost/Life Months)* Depreciable Months calculation.
 Question 2:  The Depreciation End Date for the asset is incorrect if the number of periods defined in Company Name & Number (P0010) is 13 for an adjustment period.
 Question 3:  Why does the accumulated depreciation and the depreciation expense not have offsetting amounts in the Asset Balance File (F1202)?
 Question 4: Why does the system calculate depreciation incorrectly for assets with life months equal to or less than 12 months?
 Question 5:  Why is the system backing out depreciation on an asset that is fully depreciated and is using the Compute Direction "I" - Inception to Date with a start date that is in the current year?
 Question 6:  Why is the system not calculating the expected amount or fully depreciating the asset?
 Question 7:  Why is the final year of depreciation spread over the entire year instead of just through the last period of the asset's life?
 Question 8:  Why is the R12855 displaying an odd format that hasn't been seen before?
 Question 9:  If the Company (CO) field from Asset Account Balances (F1202) table is used in Data Selection for R12855, will assets from other Companies be selected?
 Question 10:  Why when using sub-ledgers does the system use the salvage value against each of the depreciation calculations?
 Costing Specific Questions
 Question 1:  Is there a rule that will disregard the increase in cost of an asset, where the increase is made in the same period as depreciation is run? 
 Question 2: Some of the assets cost records in the F1202 table are set to 36 life months and some are set to 60, what needs to be done to make all cost records show the same life months?
 Question 3: Can additional cost be added to an existing asset, after it has already been depreciating?
 Rounding and Balancing Questions
 Question 1:  The R12855 shows one total while the R09801 shows another total.  The differences are small but still exist, why?
 Question 2:  When running the User Defined Depreciation (R12855) the calculations are correct but the depreciation amount being taken is rounded to the nearest dollar.
 Question 3: Should the User Defined Depreciation (R12855) balance to the General Journal by Batch Report (R09301)?  Should the detail and summary balance to each other?  Should the preliminary and final reports balance to each other?
 Question 4: What is the process to reconcile the General Accounting Posting Report (R09301) to the R12855?
 Question 5: Why does the R12855 wrap when printing the report?

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