Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Abs Function

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Returns a value of the same type that is passed to it specifying the absolute value of a number.



The required number argument can be any valid numeric expression. If number contains Null, Null is returned; if it is an uninitialized variable, zero is returned.


The absolute value of a number is its unsigned magnitude. For example, ABS(-1) and ABS(1) both return 1.