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# Round function

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value=round(3.340422,1.5);

its not round to 3.58 .

could you plz help me by use  round to get around 3.58 value in that statement.

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‎07-04-2017 03:52 PM
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## Re: Round function

Note that the second parameter is supposed to be the multiple you want. Ie you want 3.34... rounded to the nearest 1.5.

Multiples of 1.5 are 0, 1.5, 3, 4.5 so the result will be 3.

If you want values of 3.58 you need to have some multiple of that number. So dividing it by 2, gives 1.79.

Multiples of 1.79 are 0, 1.79, 3.58 and 3.34 will round to 3.58.

However, I'm having a hard time seeing how this is actually what you would want. But it will answer the question you've asked.

``X = round(3.340422, 1.79);``

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## Re: Round function

@vinod4842 Note that I've modified your subject line to Round as it's slightly more descriptive than 'SAS'. Please recall that our goal on here is to both answer your question and future users.

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## Re: Round function

data ds;

infile datalines;

input ID CASH_TURNOVER  COUNTRY;

CASH_TURNOVER=round(CASH_TURNOVER,);

DATALINES;

702272 3.340422 IND

705651 2.371976 IND

;

RUN;

I WANT TO CHANGE THE CASH_TURNOVER  VARIABLE FIRST VALUE TO 3.58, WHAT CAN I DO WITH THAT ROUND OPTION

I GETTING SO MANY GARBAGE VALUE.

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## Re: Round function

vinod4842 wrote:

I WANT TO CHANGE THE CASH_TURNOVER  VARIABLE FIRST VALUE TO 3.58, WHAT CAN I DO WITH THAT ROUND OPTION

I GETTING SO MANY GARBAGE VALUE.

WHAT'S THE RULE? WHY IS IT 3.58 AND NOT 3.59, OR 3.78?

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‎07-04-2017 03:52 PM
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## Re: Round function

Note that the second parameter is supposed to be the multiple you want. Ie you want 3.34... rounded to the nearest 1.5.

Multiples of 1.5 are 0, 1.5, 3, 4.5 so the result will be 3.

If you want values of 3.58 you need to have some multiple of that number. So dividing it by 2, gives 1.79.

Multiples of 1.79 are 0, 1.79, 3.58 and 3.34 will round to 3.58.

However, I'm having a hard time seeing how this is actually what you would want. But it will answer the question you've asked.

``X = round(3.340422, 1.79);``
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## Re: Round function

thanku very much reeza
☑ This topic is solved.