Functions for number conversion

These functions perform an operation or calculation on numerical values, and return the result. You can use these to make calculations in imports, reports, or models.

ABS

Returns the absolute value (i.e. the modulus) of a given number.

ABS(data)

Example:
data = -100.23
ABS(data) returns 100.23

CEILING

Returns the given number rounded up, away from zero, to the nearest integer number.

CEILING(data)

Example:
data = 2.5
CEILING(data) returns 3

CONVERT

Returns the given number, after converting it from one unit of measure to another.

CONVERT(data, from, to)

The "from" and "to" parameters need to be one of the defined units in below list (this function is fully compatible with Excel, but we have only listed the most commonly used measurement units):

Weight and mass
"g"     - gram
"sg"    - slug
"lbm"   - pound mass
"u"     - atomic mass
"ozm"   - ounce mass
"grain" - grain
"lcwt"  - hundredweight
"stone" - stone
"ton"   - ton

Distance
"m"   - meter
"mi"  - statute mile
"nmi" - nautical mile
"in"  - inch
"ft"  - foot
"yd"  - yard

Time
"yr"  - year
"d"   - day
"hr"  - hour
"min" - minute
"sec" - second

Volume
"tsp"  - teaspoon
"mtsp" - modern teaspoon
"tbs"  - tablespoon
"oz"   - fluid ounce
"cup"  - cup
"pt"   - pint
"qt"   - quart
"gal"  - gallon
"l"    - liter

The "from" and "to" parameters can be prefixed with any of these codes:
"k"  - kilo
"h"  - hecto
"d"  - deci
"c"  - centi
"m"  - milli
"u"  - micro

Examples:
CONVERT(100, "mi", "km") returns 160.9344

EVEN

Rounds the given number up to the nearest even integer number.

EVEN(data)

Example:
data = 1.5
EVEN(data) returns 2

FIXED

Rounds the given number to the specified decimals, and returns a formatted text (as per the user settings). You can use this function if you want to represent values as formatted text (for example, when you want to concatenate it with other text).

FIXED(data, decimals)

Example:
data = 1.5
FIXED(data) returns "1.50"

FLOOR

Returns the given number rounded down, toward zero, to the nearest integer number.

FLOOR(data)

Example:
data = 2.5
FLOOR(data) returns 2

INT

Rounds the given number down to the next integer number.

INT(data)

Example:
data = 100.23
INT(data) returns 100

MROUND

Rounds the given number upwards to the specified multiple and decimals. If decimals is not specified, it rounds to an integer number.

MROUND(data, multiple, decimals)

Example:
data = 43
MROUND(data, 10) returns 50

NUMBER

Automatically recognizes different number formats, ignores non-numeric characters, and converts to numberic value. By default the . (dot) is regarded as the decimal sign, but you can specify any other character as decimal sign.

NUMBER(data, sign)

Type: a decimal character (e.g. " ", "." or ",")

Example:
data = "$100,23"
NUMBER(data, ",") returns 100.23

NUMRANGE

Returns an array of numbers from the given start for the given number of increments. The returned data has the same structure as a cell range or data array, which enables you to pass this data directly into a dropdown editor or other functions that expect a cell range or data array. You can optionally pass an interval (default is 1). The interval can be positive or negative.

NUMRANGE(data, number, interval)

Example:
NUMRANGE(5, 4) = 5, 6, 7, 8
NUMRANGE(5, 4, 10) = 5, 15, 25, 35

ODD

Rounds the given number up to the nearest odd integer number.

ODD(data)

Example:
data = 1.5
ODD(data) returns 3

PERCENT

Calculates the percentage of 2 amounts, either as a proportion % or as a variance %. If a division by zero occurs, the result is returned as 0. This function is equivalent to IF(base=0, 0, data/base) but simpler to use.

PERCENT(data, base, type)

Type:
0 - the proportion % of data on base (default)
1 - the variance in % between data and base

Example:
PERCENT(80, 100) returns 0.8
PERCENT(80, 100, 1) returns -0.2

ROUND

Rounds the given number to the specified decimals. If decimals is not specified, it rounds to an integer number.

ROUND(data, decimals)

Example:
data = 100.23
ROUND(data, 1) returns 100.2

ROUNDDOWN

Rounds the given number downwards to the specified decimals. If decimals is not specified, it rounds to an integer number.

ROUNDDOWN(data, decimals)

Example:
data = 100.29
ROUNDDOWN(data, 1) returns 100.2

ROUNDUP

Rounds the given number upwards to the specified decimals. If decimals is not specified, it rounds to an integer number.

ROUNDUP(data, decimals)

Example:
data = 100.21
ROUNDUP(data, 1) returns 100.3

SIGN

Returns the sign (+1, -1 or 0) of a given number.

SIGN(data)

Example:
data = -100.23
SIGN(data) returns -1

TRUNC

Truncates the given number towards zero (i.e. rounds a positive number down and a negative number up), to the specified decimals.

TRUNC(data, decimals)

Example:
data = 100.23
TRUNC(data) returns 100



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