# Excel RANDBETWEEN Function

Summary

The Excel RANDBETWEEN function returns a random integer between given numbers. RANDBETWEEN recalculates when a worksheet is opened or changed.

Purpose

Get a random integer between two values

Return value

An integer

Syntax

=RANDBETWEEN (bottom, top)

Arguments

**bottom**- An integer representing the lower value of the range.**top**- An integer representing the lower value of the range.

Usage notes

Use the RANDBETWEEN function to get a random integer between **bottom** and **top**. For example, =RANDBETWEEN(1,50) might generate the number 28

RANDBETWEEN calculates a new value each time the worksheet is calculated. To stop random numbers from being updated, copy the cells that contain RANDBETWEEN to the clipboard, then use Paste Special > Values to convert to text.

To generate a set of random integers in multiple cells, select the cells, enter the RANDBETWEEN function, and press control + enter.

To get a random number that doesn't change when the worksheet is calculated, enter RANDBETWEEN in the formulas bar and then press F9 to convert the formula into its result.