# Excel DB Function

This post will guide you how to use **Excel DB function** with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

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**Description**

The Excel DB function returns the depreciation of an asset for a specified period using the fixed-declining balance method.

The DB function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Financial Function.

The DB function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2011 for Mac.

**Syntax**

The syntax of the DB function is as below:

= DB (cost, salvage, life, period, [month])

**Where** the DB function arguments are:

**Cost**-This is a required argument. The original cost of the asset.**Salvage**– This is a required argument. The salvage value at the end of the life of the asset.**Life**– This is a required argument. The number of periods over which the asset is to be depreciated.**Period**– This is a required argument. The period in which to calculate the depreciation.**Month**– This is an optional argument. The number of months in the first year of depreciation. The default value is 12.

**Excel DB Function Examples**

The below examples will show you how to use Excel DB Function to calculate the depreciation of an asset using the fixed declining balance method.

**#1 =DB(B1,B2,B3,B4,B5)**

**Related Functions**

- Excel DDB Function

The Excel DB function returns the depreciation of an asset for a specified period using the double-declining balance method or you can also use some other method to get the depreciation.The syntax of the DDB function is as below:= DDB(cost, salvage, life, period, [factor])…

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