Essbase @DECLINE

Calculates the depreciation of an asset for the specified period using
the declining balance method. The factor by which the declining balance depreciates
the assets is specified using factorMbrConst.
For example, to calculate a double declining balance, set factorMbrConst to
2.

Syntax

@DECLINE (costMbr, salvageMbrConst, lifeMbrConst, factorMbrConst [, rangeList])
Parameter Description
costMbr Single member specification representing the starting values of the
assets. More than one asset can be input and depreciated across the specified
range. The function calculates each asset separately.
salvageMbrConst Single member specification, variable name, or numeric expression that
provides a constant value. This value represents the value of the asset at
the end of the depreciation.
lifeMbrConst Single member specification, variable name, or numeric expression that
provides a constant value. The value represents the number of periods over
which the asset is depreciated.
factorMbrConst Single member specification, variable name, or numeric expression that
provides a constant value. The value represents the factor by which the asset
is depreciated.
rangeList Optional. A valid member name, a comma-delimited list of member names,
member set functions, and range functions from the dimension tagged as Time.
If rangeList is not specified, Essbase uses the level 0 members from the dimension tagged as
Time. The range represents the periods over which the function is calculated.
More than one asset can be depreciated.

Notes

Financial functions never return a value; rather, they calculate a series
of values internally based on the range specified.

Example

The following example calculates the depreciation of Asset for the specified
series of fiscal years.

"Decline Dep" = @DECLINE(Asset,Residual,Life,2,FY2000:FY2001,FY2002,FY2003);

This example produces the following report:

            FY2000    FY2001    FY2002    FY2003
            ======    ======    ======    ======
Asset        9,000         0         0         0
Residual       750         0         0         0
Life             5         0         0         0
Decline Dep  3,600     2,160     1,296       778

See Also

  • @SLN
  • @GROWTH