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Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Formulas & Functions Inside Out by Helmut Reinke Egbert Jeschke Sara Unverhau, Eckehard Pfeifer, Bodo Fienitz, and Jens Bock

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VDB()

Syntax. VDB(Cost,Salvage,Life,Start_Period,End_Period,Factor,No_Switch)

Definition. This function calculates the depreciation amounts by using the geometrically degressive depreciation method. Optionally, it can be checked to change the depreciation method into linear depreciation (as might be suggested by tax regulations).

Arguments

  • Cost (required) The purchase cost (net purchase price plus incidental purchase expenses minus reduction of purchase cost) of an asset. If you don’t use a value that can be evaluated as a number, the error #VALUE! is displayed. If the entered number is negative, the error #NUMBER! is displayed.

  • Salvage (required) The value of the asset at the end of the depreciation duration. If you don’t use a number, the error ...

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