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Determining an Integer Value

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 26, 2015)

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VBA, true to its BASIC roots, provides a function to return the integer value of an expression. This means that anything to the right of the decimal point is truncated. Thus, if a formula would normally result in a value such as 18.73, then the integer value of that formula would result in 18.

The syntax for the integer function is as follows:

x = Int(y)

where x is the result and y is a value or an expression that evaluates to a value.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2352) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Determining an Integer Value.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 6 - 3?

2015-09-26 10:40:42

Rick Rothstein

The Int function does not "truncate" the floating point number, rather, it returns the first integer less than or equal to the given number. For positive numbers, the effect is to truncate the decimal part, but for negative numbers, not so... Int(-18.73) becomes -19. The VB function that works the way you described by truncating the decimal part for all values is the Fix function... Fix(18.72) becomes 18 and Fix(-18.73) becomes -18.


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