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Q11326 - INFO: SFRZ

SFRZ formats the value to significant figures (digits) as specified.  

SYNTAX:

SFRZ(Value,SignificantDigits,MaxDecPlaces,RoundType)

Value:  Value to be formatted.  Can be value, cell reference, or another function.  Value can include symbols ("<",">"). 

SignificantDigits: Number of Significant Figures (Digits)

MaxDecPlaces Maximum number of Decimal Places.

RoundType Sets rounding type.  See Scientific vs Normal Rounding for more info on rounding.  Valid settings are:

1 - Scientific
2 - Normal
3 - Truncate

 

NOTES:

This function can be placed by using the Format, Rounding menu option.  Rules for significant figures:

  • Digits from 1-9 are always significant.
  • Zeros between two other significant digits are always significant
  • One or more additional zeros to the right of both the decimal place and another significant digit are significant.
  • Zeros used solely for spacing the decimal point (placeholders) are not significant.

SEE ALSO:  GPREC, GDP, SFR, DPC

EXAMPLES:

Value Formula Result
124.2000 SFRZ(STR(B3),3,3,1)  124
<5.7766 SFRZ(STR(B4),3,3,1)  <5.78
<0.00162 SFRZ(STR(B5),2,7,1)  <0.0016
24.5000 SFRZ(STR(B6),2,3,1)  24 
28.5000 SFRZ(STR(B7),2,3,2)  29

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