ROUNDUP function in Excel

How to randomly assign people to groups in Excel

To randomly assign people to groups or teams of a specific size, you can use a helper column with a value generated by the RAND function, together with a formula based on the RANK and ROUNDUP functions. Formula =ROUNDUP(RANK(A1,randoms)/size,0) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =ROUNDUP(RANK(C5,randoms)/size,0) which returns a group number… read more »

How to calculate quarter from date in Excel

If you want to calculate the quarter (i.e. 1,2,3,4) from a date, you can use the ROUNDUP function together with MONTH. Formula =ROUNDUP(MONTH(date)/3,0) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in cell C5 is: =ROUNDUP(MONTH(B5)/3,0) How this formula works In this case, the formula first extracts the month as a number between 1-12, then divides… read more »

Round a number up in Excel

This tutorials shows how to Round a number up in Excel. If you need to round a number up, regardless of the value of the digits being rounded (i.e. you want to force any number to round up, regardless of value) you can use the ROUNDUP function with a specified number of digits. Formula =ROUNDUP(number,digits)… read more »

Find, Trace and Correct Errors in Excel Formulas using ‘Formula Auditing’

Formula auditing in Excel allows you find and correct errors in formulas. Also, displays the relationship between formulas and cells using Trace Precedents, Remove Arrows, Trace Dependents, Show Formulas, Error Checking and Evaluate Formula. The example below helps you master Formula Auditing quickly and easily. Trace Precedents You have to pay $96.00. To show arrows that indicate which cells are used… read more »

Round numbers in Excel

This chapter illustrates three Mathematical functions ROUND, ROUNDUP and ROUNDDOWN. Navigation: Formula Tab → Function Library Group → Math & Trig Category Before your start: if you round a number, you lose precision. If you don’t want this, show fewer decimal places without changing the number itself. Round Syntax: ROUND(number, num_digits) 1. Round a number to two decimal places…. read more »