# How to Use Excel RANDBETWEEN Function?

RANDBETWEEN Function in Excel: The RANDBETWEEN function in Excel returns a random number between a bottom and top range. It is one of the built-in functions in Excel, categorized as a Math/Trigonometry Function. You can enter this function as a formula in a Worksheet cell.

In this guide, you will learn the usage of the Excel RANDBETWEEN Function with its syntax, description, and examples. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/microsoft-365/excel

## Description of RANDBETWEEN Function

• This function returns the random integer number between the two specified values.
• Excel returns a new random number each time the worksheet is calculated.
• For example, RANDBETWEEN(18,30) returns 24 (varies) random number.

## Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the RANDBETWEEN function.
• To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
• Once you enter the formula, just click on the button to get the result.

=RANDBETWEEN(bottom, top)

Argument Explanation

• Bottom – The smallest value (starting value) of the range.
• Top – The largest value (ending value) of the range.

Note:
1) You can also use negative integers as argument values.
2) Use the following formula to calculate the random number between two numbers ( a and b ).
3) “=RAND()*(b-a)+a
4) If you want to generate a set of random numbers in multiple cells, you need to select the cells then, type RANDBETWEEN(bottom, top) in the formula bar, and press the following keys: CTRL+ENTER

## Examples

Let’s see a few examples to know how the RANDBETWEEN function works in the Excel spreadsheet.

• Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
• For example, we have given the input values in the range…. and we will get the random values between them using the RANDBETWEEN function.
• Then, we have to apply the above-mentioned formula to get the result, as shown in the following screenshot.
• Finally, we need to click on the button to get the result. Drag down the first cell to fill the remaining cells as shown in the below image.
• If you want to generate a set of random numbers in multiple cells, you need to select the cells then, type RANDBETWEEN(bottom, top) in the formula bar, and press the following keys: CTRL+ENTER
• In the following example, we have given the range between 1 and 1000. Thus, it will return the random numbers between the specified numbers.