Excel RANDBETWEEN Function
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This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel RANDBETWEEN Function in Excel to calculate a random number between two numbers, with formula examples.
RANDBETWEEN Function Description:
The RANDBETWEEN Function Calculates a random number between two numbers.
Syntax and Arguments:
The Syntax for the RANDBETWEEN Formula is:
Function Arguments ( Inputs ):
bottom – The smallest integer that randbetween can return.
top – The largest integer that randbetween can return.
Use the RANDBETWEEN Function to calculate a random integer between two numbers.
RANDBETWEEN Examples in VBA
You can also use the RANDBETWEEN function in VBA. Type:
For the function arguments (bottom, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.
Executing the following VBA statements
Range("C2") = Application.WorksheetFunction.RandBetween(Range("A2"), Range("B2"))
Range("C3") = Application.WorksheetFunction.RandBetween(Range("A3"), Range("B3"))
Range("C4") = Application.WorksheetFunction.RandBetween(Range("A4"), Range("B4"))
will produce the following results
The third statement will raise an error, as RANDBETWEEN will not accept negative numbers as parameters:
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How to use the RANDBETWEEN Function in Excel:
To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=RANDBETWEEN(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
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