VBA SGN Function

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What is VBA SGN Function

The VBA SGN function is listed under the math category of VBA functions. When you use it in a VBA code, it returns the arithmetic sign of an integer. In simple words, it returns +1 for a positive number, -1 for a negative number, and a 0 for the zero.

how to use it

To use VBA's SGN function you need to understand its syntax and arguments:




  • Number: An integer to specify the number that you want the arithmetic sign of.

Example to use SGN Function in VBA

To practically understand how to use VBA SGN function, you need to go through the below example where we have written a vba code by using it:

Sub example_SGN()
Range("B1").Value = Sgn(Range("A1"))
End Sub

In the above code, we have used the SGN to get the arithmetic sign and it has returned 1 as we have a positive number in the cell A1.


Below are some important points which you need to take care while using SGN function in VBA.

  • If the value specified is a value other than a number or a number that can’t be recognized as a number, VBA will return the run-time 13 error.

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