# Depreciation Key - Calculation Method

Hello!

It have basic understanding problem between Depreciation Key and Calculation Method. I'm familiar with concepts related to this as silos, but this question is about final result after assigning multiple calculation methods to 1 depreciation key.

I see there are multiple Cal. methods (For example, Baseline M, Declining Balance Method ....) are assigned to a single key. This key is assigned to depreciation areas and which has indirect effect of calculating depreciation for respective asset.

Q: My question is this depreciation key should calculate different values for respective calculation method for assigned asset. For example, for Baseline M one value and for Dec. Bal. M one value. If i'm thinking this in correct way, i don't see anything as such in Asset Explorer.

I would appreciate if some one get my understanding straight.

Thanks

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##### Former Member replied

I guess, Sreenath has asked if more than one "Calculation Methods" can be assigned to a Depreciation Key.

Most of you are interpreting the question as, if more than one "Depreciation Methods" can be assigned to a Depreciation key.

There is a difference between Depreciation Methods ( They are Actual depreciation methods SLM, DBM) and Calculation Methods ( They are Control Functions).

Yes there can be more than one Calculation Methods assigned to a Depreciation key.

Guess my previous post clarifies this.

But, Sreenath, as you have assumed, each of this calculation methods do not generate a separate depreciation value.

A depreciation value which is output from a Dep. Key would be one only and not one each for each Calculation method.

I guess this clarifies.