# ABS Function (DAX)

Returns the absolute value of a number.

ABS(<number>)

#### Parameters

Term | Definition |
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number | The number for which you want the absolute value. |

A decimal number.

The absolute value of a number is a decimal number, whole or decimal, without its sign. You can use the ABS function to ensure that only non-negative numbers are returned from expressions when nested in functions that require a positive number.

The following example returns the absolute value of the difference between the list price and the dealer price, which you might use in a new calculated column, **DealerMarkup**.

=ABS([DealerPrice]-[ListPrice])

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