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4.2. Smart Sensitivity Analysis Occurs Even When Disabled

Applies to: @RISK 5.x–7.x

To save time in the simulation startup, I have set Smart Sensitivity Analysis to Disabled. But when I start a simulation, after some other messages in Excel's status line, I see this message:

Smart Sensitivity Analysis: Precedents found for ... of ... @RISK functions, ... of ... for this function. Press Esc to cancel.

Why is Smart Sensitivity Analysis running even though I disabled it?

Do you have any RiskMakeInput( ) functions in your model? RiskMakeInput( ) causes its direct and indirect precedents to be excluded from all sensitivity graphs and reports, whether Smart Sensitivity Analysis is enabled or disabled in Simulation Settings. To know which ones to exclude, @RISK has to trace precedents of each RiskMakeInput( ) function. This precedent tracing uses the same code as Smart Sensitivity Analysis, and that's why you see that notation in the status line.

See also: Excluding an Input from the Sensitivity Tornado

Last edited: 2015-10-16

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