# Excel DOLLAR Function

Summary

The Excel DOLLAR function converts a number to text using the Currency number format. The TEXT function can do the same thing, and is much more versatile.

Purpose

Convert a number to text in currency format

Return value

A number as text in currency format.

Syntax

=DOLLAR (number, decimals)

Arguments

**number**- The number to convert.**decimals**- The number of digits to the right of the decimal point. Default is 2.

Usage notes

- The DOLLAR function converts a number to text using currency number format: $#,##0.00_);($#,##0.00).
- The default for
**decimals**is 2. If**decimals**is negative, number will be rounded to the left of the decimal point. - The name of the function and the currency symbol used is based on language settings of the computer.
- The TEXT function is a more flexible way to achieve the same result.

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