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MS Excel: INT Function (WS, VBA)

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


The Microsoft Excel INT function returns the integer portion of a number.


The syntax for the Microsoft Excel INT function is:

INT( expression )

Parameters or Arguments

expression is a numeric expression whose integer portion is returned.


  • If the expression is negative, the INT function will return the first negative number that is less than or equal to the expression.

Applies To

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

  • Worksheet function (WS)
  • VBA function (VBA)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel INT function examples and explore how to use the INT function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel INT examples would return:

=INT(A1) would return 210
=INT(A2) would return 2
=INT(A3) would return -3
=INT(-4.5) would return -5

Example (as VBA Function)

The INT function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

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

Dim LNumber As Double

LNumber = Int(210.67)

In this example, the variable called LNumber would now contain the value of 210.