The Excel RAND function returns a random number between 0 and 1. This is a rather simple function in Excel, but can be useful in a number of cases. Let’s look at the syntax:

 =RAND ()  

Every time a spreadsheet calculated, the RAND Function will auto recalculate as well. There are two fixes to prevent this from happening

  • Press F9 – This converts the formula into a final result
  • Copy the cell, or cells, then hit Paste Special > Values.

For random numbers between certain values, check of the RANDBETWEEN function.

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