Business Rules

      The asset(s) in the Asset Detail Information tab are flagged as retired, with the retirement reason of 'M' (Merged). The system creates a record in the CM_AST_DIST_T table. This table keeps track of the asset number into which the retired asset was merged and the date it was merged.

      The system moves payments from the retired asset(s) to the asset number in the Target Asset Information tab and adds offsetting payments to the merged asset. The offsetting payments have a document type of 'AMRG.'

      Only active capital assets can be merged.

      When an asset is retrieved the system checks to see if the asset is locked by another transaction. A Transfer, Retirement, Asset Manual Payment, Financial Document, or pending invoice in CAB will lock an asset.

      All salvage amounts of the assets being retired are moved to the target asset as well.