In this article, we will learn about how to use the FIXED function in Excel.
The FIXED function rounds the number to the specified upto decimal places and returns the number in text format. Excel function FIXED rounds to the nearest upto mentioned decimal point. If decimal places is not mentioned, then the function takes 2 as the decimal point value and returns the result in text format.
The FIXED function rounds the given input number upto a number also given as argument but the output value is in text format.
|=FIXED (number, [decimals],[commas])|
number : number to be rounded off
[decimal] : [optional] number, upto decimal places
[commas] : [optional] number, if TRUE prevents from including commas in the returned text result or FALSE
All of these might be confusing to understand. So, let's test this formula via running it on the example shown below. Here we will perform the FIXED function over different numbers and significance with the numbers.
Use the formula:
As you can see in the above snapshot the function returns 48.44 (with currency) which is rounded upto 2 decimals from the number in D4 cell. Now to apply the formula to the remaining cell just copy the formula using Ctrl + D taking the first cell till the last needed cell formula and changing the decimal argument to get the number rounded upto particular decimal places.
-2 decimal argument rounds the number towards integer side (ones, tenth, hundredth) decimal places.
As you can see the returned text is rounded off to mentioned decimal places.
Here are some observational notes using the FIXED function shown below.
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