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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.

## Syntax

**Sgn(Number)**

## Arguments

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

## Example

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.

## Notes

- 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.

## Related Functions

ABS | ATN | COS | EXP | FIX | INT | LOG | RND | ROUND | SIN | SQR | TAN