MS Access: Rnd Function
The Microsoft Access Rnd function allows you to generate a random number (integer value). You can specify the random number to be a value between 2 user-specified numbers.
Rnd Function (Syntax)
The syntax for the Rnd function is:
Int ((upperbound - lowerbound + 1) * Rnd + lowerbound)
upperbound is the highest value that the random number can be.
lowerbound is the lowest value that the random number can be.
The Rnd function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Access:
- Access 2013, Access 2010, Access 2007, Access 2003, Access XP, Access 2000
|Int ((6 - 1 + 1) * Rnd + 1)||would return a random number between 1 and 6|
|Int ((200 - 150 + 1) * Rnd + 150)||would return a random number between 150 and 200|
|Int ((999 - 100 + 1) * Rnd + 100)||would return a random number between 100 and 999|
Rnd Examples (in VBA Code)
The Rnd function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access. For example:
Dim LRandomNumber As Integer LRandomNumber = Int ((300 - 200 + 1) * Rnd + 200)
In this example, the variable called LRandomNumber would now contain a random number between 200 and 300.
Rnd Examples (in SQL/Queries)
You can also use the Rnd function in a query in Microsoft Access.