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01-31-2006, 11:15 AM
I was just modifying some old code and I noticed that some of the macros I had used "Round" and others I had used "Application.Round". Both forms seem to work OK. Is there some subtle difference between the two?

Bob Phillips
01-31-2006, 11:38 AM
They use different rounding algorithms, which you should undedrstand if using them. See

PRB: Round Function different in VBA 6 and Excel Spreadsheet

01-31-2006, 11:51 AM
Thus, if you see:

Debug.Print Round(x, 2)

that is the VB/VBA function Round, which uses banker's rounding. If you see:

Debug.Print Application.Round(x, 2)
Debug.Print Application.WorksheetFunction.Round(x, 2)

you are using the Excel ROUND function, which always rounds up if the digit you're checking is >= 5.


Ken Puls
01-31-2006, 12:36 PM
FYI, Round is not supported in Excel 97, although the worksheetfunction version is if called upon in VBA.


02-03-2006, 02:25 PM
xld, that is a GREAT reference on rounding. And it referred to an even better one. Arrrgh! Now I know why I used the spreadsheet Round. The Banker's round is an interesting technique, which I personally would never have a use for. However, in my youth as an engineer, I can look back and recall instances in which the Banker's round would have been more appropriate than the arithmetic round. Thanks to all of you for the informative response!

02-03-2006, 02:29 PM
The Banker's Round.
On deposits they round down, on borrowing they round up. Or have I got it wrong?:devil: