# FVSCHEDULE function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

## What is FVSCHEDULE function in Excel?

FVSCHEDULE function is one of the Financial functions in Microsoft Excel that returns the future value of an initial principal after applying a series of compound interest rates. Use FVSCHEDULE to calculate the future value of an investment with a variable or adjustable rate.

## Syntax of FVSCHEDULE function

FVSCHEDULE(principal, schedule)

The FVSCHEDULE function syntax has the following arguments:

- Principal Required. The present value.
- Schedule Required. An array of interest rates to apply.

## FVSCHEDULE formula explanation

The values in schedule can be numbers or blank cells; any other value produces the #VALUE! error value for FVSCHEDULE. Blank cells are taken as zeros (no interest).

## Example of FVSCHEDULE function

Steps to follow:

1. Open a new Excel worksheet.

2. Copy data in the following table below and paste it in cell A1

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Formula |
Description |
Result |

=FVSCHEDULE(1,{0.09,0.11,0.1}) | Future value of 1 with compound annual interest rates of 9%, 11%, and 10%. | 1.3309 |