An **Excel function** is a **predefined formula** that executes actions like calculating values in a precise order. The common functions of Excel are **AGGREGATE, AVERAGE, COUNT, INDEX, ROUND, SUM, **etc. In this blog, we are going to see all the **Excel Functions** one by one in-depth. Also, you will learn the different **parts of a function** and how to create **arguments** in them correctly.

**ABS FUNCTION**

In this blog, we are going to learn everything about the **Excel ABS Function**. The ‘**ABS’** is the abbreviation of Absolute value used in **Math & Trig**. **Excel ABS Function** returns the **absolute value** of a number where negative numbers get converted into positive numbers, and positive numbers remain unaffected.

- What is an ABS Function in Excel?
- Where do you find the ABS Function?
- What is the Formula for Excel ABS Function?
- Where to use the Excel ABS Function?

### ➡ **What is an ABS Function in Excel?**

The Microsoft Excel Function that returns the absolute value of a number is called **ABS Function**.

It is an Excel built-in function that is classified as a **Math** **Function**. It is also used in **Excel VBA **in macro code that is entered through the **Microsoft Visual Basic Editor**. The **ABS Function** is entered as part of a formula in a worksheet.

### ➡ **Where do you find the ABS Function?**

ABS Function can be found in the following places in Excel:

**>> In the AutoSum drop-down menu- **AutoSum drop-down menu is at the **Home** ribbon editing group. Go to the **More Functions** option and select the **Math & Trig** category in the **Insert Function** dialog box to open the **ABS Function**.

**>> From “fx” Function- **You can directly open the **Insert Function **dialog box using the **“fx” function **located below the ribbon.

**>> From the Formula Ribbon- **Go to the **Formula tab** on the ribbon and click on the dropdown of the **Math & Trig** option to select the **ABS Function**.

### ➡ **What is the formula for Excel ABS Function?**

The syntax to write the Excel ABS Function is:

ABS (number)

Where number is the figure in the cell that gets return as a positive number.

### ➡ **Where to use the Excel ABS Function?**

**ABS Function **is used to measure the distance of a number from zero.

You can use ABS Function to add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers to find their absolute value in Excel.

### ➡ **Example:**

As shown in the picture below you have the positive and negative values in the **Input 1** column. We have taken the absolute value of Input 1 using the ABS formula where it has returned a value 30 for -30 in **output 1**.

Also, in the **Input 2** column, we have positive and negative values. In the output 2 column, we have shown the result for the subtraction of the values from **Input 1** and **Input 2 **column.

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### ➡ **Points to remember:**

- ABS Function can convert only a single value at a time. You cannot convert two values together into one formula.
- ABS Function does not allow
**wildcard characters.** - If the arrays in the formula do not have the numeric values then it will return
**#VALUE! Error**.

## Conclusion

This function is a very useful function in Excel as it helps returns the absolute value of a number whether negative or positive. It returns numeric value only. You can also combine this function with other functions as well. This function is used to handle negative numbers of data.