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syntax:functions:abs

Abs(number)

Category: Number function


Description

This function returns the absolute value of number which is the distance of a number on the number line, from 0, without considering which direction the number lies

The absolute value of a number is never negative.


Arguments

ArgumentTypeDescription
numberNumberThe value from which the unsigned absolute value is determined.


Return value type: Number


Remarks

Unlike some other functions which implicitly convert date values to date serial values before evaluating, passing a date value into this function will result in an error ("#The argument must be a number.").


Examples

abs(10) //Returns 10
abs(-5) //Returns 5
abs(40.5) //Returns 40.5
abs(0) //Returns 0
abs(10*100) //Returns 1000  (Passing in a calculation is supported)
abs({MyNum}*[MyVal]) //Returns 15  ({MyNum}=5, [MyVal]=3; parameters are supported)
abs(#2021-10-21) //Returns "#The argument must be a number."
syntax/functions/abs.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/11 15:13 by craigt