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**All Articles about RiskMakeInput**

**Applies to:**

@RISK 5.x–7.x

The RiskMakeInput( ) function seems to have a lot of capabilities. Can you give me an overview?

The short answer is: RiskMakeInput lets you treat a formula as though it were an @RISK input distribution. That seemingly simple statement has a lot of implications, which we explore in various Knowledge Base articles:

- Combining Inputs in a Sensitivity Tornado
- Excluding an Input from the Sensitivity Tornado
- Add Your Own Distribution to @RISK
- Same Input Appears Twice in Tornado Graph

Special applications:

- Alternatives to =IF for Picking Distributions
- Combining Estimates from Several People
- Bimodal or Mixed Distribution
- RiskSimtable with Distributions as Arguments
- Left Skewed or Negative Skewed Log-normal Distribution

Limitations:

- "The RiskMakeInput distribution ... may not be correlated." For a partial workaround, see Correlating RiskMakeInput or RiskCompound, Approximately.
- "Found invalid formula ... Continue without detecting RiskMakeInput precedents properly?"

Last edited: 2018-06-27

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