# How to use the FIXED function in Excel

The **FIXED** function is a built-in Text function in **Microsoft Excel**, and its purpose is to format numbers as text with a fixed number of decimals.

### How do I create a fixed formula in Excel?

The formula for the FIXED function is `Fixed (number, [decimal], [no_commas]`

. The syntax for the FIXED function is below:

**Number**: The number you want to round and convert to text. It is required.**Decimals**: The number of digits to the right of the decimal point. It is optional.**No_commas**: A logical value that, if TRUE, prevents FIXED from including commas in the returned text. It is optional.

## How to use the FIXED function in Excel

Follow the steps below to use the FIXED function in Excel:

- Launch Microsoft Excel
- Create a table or use an existing table from your files
- Place the formula into the cell you want to see the result
- Press the Enter Key

Launch **Microsoft Excel**.

Create a table or use an existing table from your files.

Type the formula into the cell you want to place the result **=FIXED(A2,1)**.

Then press the Enter key to see the result.

You will notice that Excel will round the number one digit to the right of the decimal point.

If you choose to type the formula as **FiXED(A2,-1)**, Excel will round the number as one digit to the left of the decimal point. Result *530*.

If you choose to type the formula as **=FIXED(A2,1, TRUE)**, Excel will round the numbers round the number one digit to the right of the decimal point. Result *534.6*.

If you choose to type the formula as **=FIXED(A2,-1, TRUE)**, Excel will round the number as one digit to the left of the decimal point, without commas. Result *530*.

If you type the formula as **=FIXED(A2)**, Excel will round the number two digits to the left of the decimal point. Result *534.56*.

*There are two other methods to use the FIXED function.*

1] Click the *fx* button on the top left of the Excel worksheet.

An **Insert Function** dialog box will appear.

Inside the dialog box in the section, **Select a Category**, select *TEXT *from the list box.

In the section **Select a Function**, choose the *FIXED *function from the list.

Then click *OK.*

*A Function Arguments dialog box will open.*

In the **Number** entry box, input into the entry box cell* A2.*

In the Decimal entry box, input into box 1. The Decimal argument is optional

Then click* OK.*

2] Click the **Formulas **tab, click the *Text *button in the *Function Library* group.

Then select *FIXED *from the drop-down menu.

A **Function Arguments** dialog box will open.

We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to use the FIXED function in Microsoft Excel; if you have questions about the tutorial, let us know in the comments.

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