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# Excel-Like Rounding of Numbers in Microsoft® Access

“I am used to using the ROUND function in Excel to control the number of decimal places in the results of a formula, but I cannot find one in Access. Is there one?”

Last updated by David Wallis on 2024-04-26.

## Response

There are a number of functions in Access that perform rounding, but none of these works in the same way as Excel's ROUND function.

For a full description of these functions, see Rounding Numbers in Microsoft Excel, Access and VBA.

Excel's ROUND function performs arithmetic rounding

Access's ROUND function performs bankers rounding.

This is an Excel-like rounding function for use in Microsoft Access:

Function fnDmwSymArithRound(Number&, DecPlaces%) As Double

Dim dbl#

dbl# = CDec(Nz(Number&))

dbl# = CDec(dbl# * 10 ^ DecPlaces%)

fnDmwSymArithRound = _

Fix(dbl# + 0.5 * Sgn(Number&)) / 10 ^ DecPlaces%

End Function

Please use the function on the understanding that you let us know of any circumstances under which it does not perform as intended.

## Other References

Rounding Numbers in Microsoft Excel, Access and VBA is an article on the whole subject of rounding.

A description of the CDec() function appears in Floating Point Numbers and Scaling.

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