# Get the Integer Part of a Number in Excel

Author: don

How to get the integer part, the whole number, from a number that has a decimal after it.

This does not round the number, this ONLY returns the integer, the non-decimal part of the number.

We use the TRUNC function for this.

``` =TRUNC(number) ```

The number argument is usually a cell reference but it can also be a hard-coded number or another function/formula.

This returns:

Even if I change the number to where it would normally round up, you can see that using the TRUNC function causes NO rounding to happen.

## Notes

The TRUNC function is different from the INT and the ROUND functions in that there is NO ROUNDING with the TRUNC function.

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Excel Function: TRUNC()

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Excel Function: TRUNC()