RANDBETWEEN function

Returns a random integer number between the numbers you specify. A new random integer number is returned every time the worksheet is calculated.

Syntax

RANDBETWEEN(bottom,top)

Bottom     is the smallest integer RANDBETWEEN will return.

Top     is the largest integer RANDBETWEEN will return.

Example

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

ShowHow to copy an example

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

 Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

Selecting an example from Help
  1. Press CTRL+C.
  2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
  3. 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.
 
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Formula Description (Result)
=RANDBETWEEN(1,100) Random number between 1 and 100 (varies)
=RANDBETWEEN(-1,1) Random number between -1 and 1 (varies)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007