# FIXED

Rounds a number to the specified number of decimals, formats the number in decimal format using a period and commas, and returns the result as text.

Syntax

FIXED(number,decimals,no_commas)

Number     is the number you want to round and convert to text.

Decimals     is the number of digits to the right of the decimal point.

No_commas     is a logical value that, if TRUE, prevents FIXED from including commas in the returned text.

Remarks

• Numbers in Microsoft Excel can never have more than 15 significant digits, but decimals can be as large as 127.
• If decimals is negative, number is rounded to the left of the decimal point.
• If you omit decimals, it is assumed to be 2.
• If no_commas is FALSE or omitted, then the returned text includes commas as usual.
• The major difference between formatting a cell containing a number with the Cells command (Format menu) and formatting a number directly with the FIXED function is that FIXED converts its result to text. A number formatted with the Cells command is still a number.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

• Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
• Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
• Press CTRL+C.
• In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
• To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
A
Data
1234.567
-1234.567
44.332
Formula Description (Result)
=FIXED(A2, 1) Rounds the first number 1 digit to the right of the decimal point (1,234.6)
=FIXED(A2, -1) Rounds the first number 1 digit to the left of the decimal point (1,230)
=FIXED(-1234.567, -1, TRUE) Rounds the second number 1 digit to the left of the decimal point, without commas (-1230)
=FIXED(44.332) Rounds the third number 2 digits to the left of the decimal point (44.33)

Applies to:
Excel 2003