Home ➜ VBA Functions LIST (Category Wise) ➜ **How to use the VBA DDB Function (Syntax + Example)**

The VBA DDB function is listed under the financial category of VBA functions. When you use it in a VBA code, **it can calculate depreciation by using the double declining balance method** or you can supply the depreciation rate directly into the function. Learn more about the double declining balance method from here.

## Syntax

**DDB(Cost, Salvage, Life, Period, [Factor])**

## Arguments

**Cost**: The initial cost of the asset.**Salvage**: The value of the asset at the end.**Life**: The number of periods over which the asset is to be depreciated.**Period**: The period for which you want to calculate the depreciation.**Factor**: Rate of depreciation [This is an optional argument and if omitted VBA takes 2 by default].

## Example

To practically understand how to use VBA DDB function, you need to go through the below example where we have written a vba code by using DDB:

```
Sub example_DDB()
Range("B6").Value = DDB(14500, 500, 10, 10)
End Sub
```

In the above code, we have used DBB to calculate the depreciation of the asset and it has returned 389 in the result.

## Notes

- With the double-declining balance method, depreciation is highest in the first period and decreases in successive periods.
- VBA will return run-time error ‘5’ (invalid procedure call or argument) if salvage value is less than zero, Life, Period or [Factor] is equal or less than zero, or period of depreciation is greater than the life of the asset.

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