DOLLAR Function

Description

The DOLLAR Function converts a number to text format and applies a currency symbol. The name of the function (and the symbol that it applies) depends upon your language settings.

This function converts a number to text using currency format, with the decimals rounded to the specified place. The format used is $#,##0.00_);($#,##0.00).

Syntax

DOLLAR(number, [decimals])

Parameters

Number Required. A number, a reference to a cell containing a number, or a formula that evaluates to a number.
Decimals Optional. The number of digits to the right of the decimal point. If decimals is negative, number is rounded to the left of the decimal point. If you omit decimals, it is assumed to be 2.

Remarks

The major difference between formatting a cell that contains a number by using a command (On the Home tab, in the Number group, click the arrow next to Number, and then click Number.) and formatting a number directly with the DOLLAR function is that DOLLAR converts its result to text. A number formatted with the Format Cells dialog box is still a number. You can continue to use numbers formatted with DOLLAR in formulas, because Microsoft Excel converts numbers entered as text values to numbers when it calculates.

Examples

The example may be easier to understand if you copy A1:C6 to a blank worksheet.

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Formula Result Description
=DOLLAR(9459.567,2) $9,459.57 Displays the number in a currency format, 2 digits to the right of the decimal point.
=DOLLAR(9459.567,-2) $9,500 Displays the number in a currency format, 2 digits to the left of the decimal point.
=DOLLAR(-9459.567,-2) ($9,500) Displays the number in a currency format, 2 digits to the left of the decimal point.
=DOLLAR(-0.999,4) ($0.9990) Displays the number in a currency format, 4 digits to the right of the decimal point.
=DOLLAR(1.987) $1.99 Displays the number in a currency format, 2 digit to the left of the decimal point.

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See also: Excel text functions

ASC
Changes full-width (double-byte) English letters or katakana within a character string to half-width (single-byte) characters
BAHTTEXT
Converts a number to text, using the ß (baht) currency format
CHAR
Returns the character specified by the code number
CLEAN
Removes all nonprintable characters from text
CODE
Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string
CONCATENATE
Joins several text items into one text item
DOLLAR
Converts a number to text, using the $ (dollar) currency format
EXACT
Checks to see if two text values are identical
FIND, FINDB
Finds one text value within another (case-sensitive)
FIXED
Formats a number as text with a fixed number of decimals
WIDECHAR
Changes half-width (single-byte) English letters or katakana within a character string to full-width (double-byte) characters
LEFT, LEFTB
Returns the leftmost characters from a text value
LEN, LENB
Returns the number of characters in a text string
LOWER
Converts text to lowercase
MID, MIDB
Returns a specific number of characters from a text string starting at the position you specify
PHONETIC
Extracts the phonetic (furigana) characters from a text string
PROPER
Capitalizes the first letter in each word of a text value
REPLACE, REPLACEB
Replaces characters within text
REPT
Repeats text a given number of times
RIGHT, RIGHTB
Returns the rightmost characters from a text value
SEARCH, SEARCHB
Finds one text value within another (not case-sensitive)
SUBSTITUTE
Substitutes new text for old text in a text string
T
Converts its arguments to text
TEXT
Formats a number and converts it to text
TRIM
Removes spaces from text
UPPER
Converts text to uppercase
VALUE
Converts a text argument to a number

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