# Numerical Functions

You can use numerical functions when creating calculated adjusting entries or map/group numbers.

## ABS Function

The ABS function returns the absolute value of a number or numeric expression. The absolute value of a number is the number without its sign. The number must be an integer.

Syntax

ABS(number)

• Number is the real number for which the absolute value is to be returned.

Examples

ABS(4)

• Equals 4

ABS(-4)

• Equals 4

## EXP Function

The EXP function calculates the exponent of an expression.

Syntax

EXP(expression,power)

Example

EXP(2,6)

• Calculates 2 to the power of 6 and returns a value of 64 to the cell.

## FV Function

The FV function calculates the future value factor that can be used to determine the future worth of an investment.

Syntax

FV(number of periods,rate of interest)

• Where rate of interest is expressed as a percentage and the number of periods can be monthly or yearly.

Example

FV(5,8)

• Returns the value of \$1 five years from now at a rate of interest of 8%.

## LOG Function

Returns the base 10 logarithm of an expression.

Syntax

LOG(expression)

Example

LOG(100)

• Returns a value of 2.

## MAX Function

Returns the maximum value of several expressions.

Syntax

MAX(expression1,expression2,<expression3,...>)

Example

MAX(2,(3*5),(3*2))

• Returns the value 15.

## MIN Function

Returns the smallest value of several expressions.

Syntax

MIN(expression1,expression2<,expression3,...>)

Example

MAX(2,(3*5),(3*2))

• Returns the value 2.

## MKDEC Function

The MKDEC function converts any format to decimal.

• String values should be placed in quotes "" within the brackets.
• When passing numbers, use a period as the decimal separator.
• For numeric strings, the decimal separator must be set in the Regional Settings.

Syntax

MKDEC(expression)

Example

MKDEC("3.99")

• Returns a value of 3.99 to the cell.

Note: Do not use the MKDEC function with the CVEXCEL function when returning numeric strings.

## MKINT Function

The MKINT function rounds numeric values to an integer. String values, on the other hand, truncate to an integer by removing the portion after the whole number. All string values should be placed in quotes "" within the brackets.

Syntax

MKINT(expression)

Examples

MKINT("3.99")

• Returns a value of 3.

MKINT("10")+MKINT("20")

• Returns a value of 30.

MKINT ("5.6 meters")

• Returns a value of 5.

## MOD Function

The MOD function calculates the remainder when one number, the numerator, is divided by another, the divisor.

Syntax

MOD(numerator,divisor)

Examples

MOD(11,2)

• Returns the value 1, which is the remainder of 11/2.

MOD(-13,5)

• Returns the value -3, which is the remainder of -13/5.

Note: If the divisor is 0, then you will receive the warning #DIV/0!

## POS Function

The POS function returns a value if the value is positive, otherwise it returns zero.

Syntax

POS(value)

Examples

POS(500)

• Returns 500

POS(-500)

• Returns 0

POS(1000)+POS(-500)+POS(500)

• Returns 1500

## PV Function

The PV function calculates the present value factor that can be used to multiply by the expected cash flow to determine the present value.

Syntax

PV(number of periods, discount rate) * value

• Where the discount rate is expressed as a percentage.

Example

PV(5,8)

• Returns the present value of \$1 to be received five years from now at the discount rate of 8%.