Extract the decimal part of a number with Excel VBA by using these macros. The first macro was submitted by wellsrPRO community member Giancarlo.
The second macro is a function I created using Giancarlo’s macro as inspiration. In this macro, you can get the decimal and keep it in decimal form, or you can convert it to a whole number, like Giancarlo did in his original macro. The comments in the function itself explain this nicely.
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Extract Decimal From Number
Created by Giancarlo
Sub Extract_Decimal() 'DEVELOPER: Submitted by wellsrPRO community member "Giancarlo" 'DESCRIPTION: This subroutine extracts the decimal values from numbers in Column B. ' It rounds the decimals to two decimal places, then it ' places the results 5 columns to the right. Dim x As String With Range("B2:B" & Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row) x = .Address .Offset(, 5) = Evaluate("if(isnumber(" & x & "),round((" & x & "-int(" & x & ")),2)*100," & x & ")") End With End Sub
This subroutine is very specific. It grabs the decimal values from numbers in Column B and rounds them to two decimal places. It then places the results 5 columns to the right.
That’s one thing I like about user submissions. They’re specific, but they’re also inspirational.
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Extract Decimal From Number Function
Inspired by Giancarlo's submission
I took Giancarlo’s macro and adapted it to a UDF. You can use it in an Excel formula to extract the decimals from a number in another cell.
Function GetDecimal(cell As Range, Optional ConvertToWhole As Boolean) As Variant 'DEVELOPER: Ryan Wells (wellsr.com) ' Inspired by wellsrPRO community member "Giancarlo" 'DESCRIPTION: This function extracts the decimals from a number in Excel. 'HOW TO USE: 1) The first argument should be a cell in your spreadsheet ' 2) The second argument is optional. ' a) If it's ignored or set to FALSE, the function returns the decimal ' in a form similar to "0.154" ' b) If it's set to TRUE, the function returns a whole number, like "154" Dim iLen As Integer If IsNumeric(cell) Then If ConvertToWhole = True Then iLen = Len(Split(CStr(cell), Application.DecimalSeparator)(1)) GetDecimal = Round(cell - Int(cell), iLen) * 10 ^ (iLen) Else GetDecimal = cell - Int(cell) End If Else GetDecimal = "Not a number" End If End Function
The first argument should be a cell in your spreadsheet, like cell B2. The second argument is optional. If it’s ignored or set to FALSE, the function returns the decimal in a form like
Your formula would look something like this
=GetDecimal(B2) 'extracts decimals
=GetDecimal(B2,TRUE) 'extracts decimals and converts to whole number
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