# How to Use Excel RANDBETWEEN Function (Examples + Video)

## Excel RANDBETWEEN Function (Example + Video) ### When to use Excel RANDBETWEEN Function

RANDBETWEEN function can be used when you want to generate evenly distributed random numbers between a top and bottom range specified by the user.

### What it Returns

It returns a number between the top and bottom range specified by the user.

### Syntax

=RANDBETWEEN(bottom, top)

### Input Arguments

• bottom – The smallest integer RANDBETWEEN will return.
• top – The largest integer RANDBETWEEN will return.

• RANDBETWEEN is a volatile function and should be used with caution
• It recalculates whenever the excel workbook is open or whenever a calculation is triggered in the worksheet. This means that the value of RAND keeps on changing.
• Since volatile functions re-calculates so often, it adds to the processing time and slow down your workbook.
• It can be forced to recalculate by pressing the F9 key. This recalculates the entire workbook calculations
• If you want to use RANDBETWEEN to generate a random number but don’t want the numbers to change every time the cell is calculated, you can enter =RANDBETWEEN(bottom, top) in the formula bar, and then press F9 to change the formula to a random number.

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