This is the declining depreciation table for the asset.


  1. The function generates #VALUE! Error if arguments to the function is non - numeric except optional switch.
  2. The function generates #NUM! Error if:
  • The value of cost and salvage is less than 0.
  • The value of life of asset is less than or equals to zero.
  • The period argument is less than or equals to 0 or greater than life period.
  • Start period greater than end period.
  1. Switch function checks if depreciation is greater than the declining balance calculation and :
    1. If Switch is True, the function doesn’t switch to straight line depreciation
    2. If Switch is False or default, the function switches to straight line depreciation.

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