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How to use Excel RAND function

SUMMARY INFO

All the basic information regarding RAND function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

Function: RAND
Function Category: Math and trigonometry
Description: Returns a random number between 0 and 1
Return Value: A number between 1 and 0
Syntax: =RAND ()
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: RAND
French: ALEA
German: ZUFALLSZAHL
Spanish: ALEATORIO
Dutch: ASELECT
Italian: CASUALE
Russian: СЛЧИС
Danish: SLUMP
Swedish: SLUMP
Portuguese (Brazil): ALEATÓRIO
Polish: LOS
Finnish: SATUNNAISLUKU
Norwegian: TILFELDIG
Portuguese (Portugal): ALEATÓRIO
Czech: NÁHČÍSLO
Hungarian: VÉL
Turkish:  S_SAYI_ÜRET
All Other Languages: RAND
Related Functions: RANDBETWEEN

 

FUNCTION DETAILS

Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of function can be seen below.

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=RAND ()

() Rand function doesn’t take any arguments

 

VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use Excel RAND function with some examples:

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel RAND function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/RAND-function-4cbfa695-8869-4788-8d90-021ea9f5be73

 

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