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MS Excel: CINT Function (VBA)

Learn how to use the Excel CINT function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel CINT function converts a value to an integer.


The syntax for the Microsoft Excel CINT function is:

CInt( expression )

Parameters or Arguments

expression is the value to convert to an integer.

Applies To

The CINT function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The CINT function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • VBA function (VBA)

Example (as VBA Function)

The CINT function can only be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

Let's look at some Excel CINT function examples and explore how to use the CINT function in Excel VBA code:

Dim LValue As Integer

LValue = CInt(8.45)

In this example, the variable called LValue would now contain the value of 8.

Be careful using CINT. If you were to use the following code:

Dim LValue As Integer

LValue = CInt(8.5)

The variable LValue would still contain the value of 8. Until the fraction is greater than .5, the CINT function will not round the number up.

If the fraction is less than or equal to .5, the result will round down.

If the fraction is greater than .5, the result will round up.

We've found it useful in the past to add 0.0001 to the value before applying the CINT function to simulate the regular rounding process.

For example, CInt(8.50001) will result in a value of 9.