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SIGN

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This function returns the sign of a number or expression.

Syntax

SIGN(cellreference)

SIGN(value)

SIGN(expression)

Arguments

Specify a cell reference, a numeric or text value, or an expression for the argument.

Remarks

Returns 1 if the number is positive, 0 if the number is 0, and –1 if the number is negative.

Data Types

Accepts numeric data. Returns numeric data.

Examples

SIGN(B3)

SIGN(R1C2)

SIGN(-5) gives the result -1

SIGN(15-8) gives the result 1

 

See Also

ABS