Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

Abs Function

Returns the absolute value of a number.


The 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.

The following example uses the Abs function to compute the absolute value of a number:

Dim MyNumber
MyNumber = Abs(50.3)  ' Returns 50.3.
MyNumber = Abs(-50.3) ' Returns 50.3.


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See Also

Sgn Function