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    SIGN
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    This function returns the sign of a number or expression.

    Syntax

    SIGN(cellreference)

    SIGN(value)

    SIGN(expression)

    Arguments

    Specify a cell reference, a numeric or text value, or an expression for the argument.

    Remarks

    Returns 1 if the number is positive, 0 if the number is 0, and –1 if the number is negative.

    Data Types

    Accepts numeric data. Returns numeric data.

    Examples

    SIGN(B3)

    SIGN(R1C2)

    SIGN(-5) gives the result -1

    SIGN(15-8) gives the result 1

    Version Available

    This function is available in product version 1.0 or later.

    See Also

    ABS | Math and Trigonometry Functions