ODDfunction rounds up a given value to the nearest odd integer. It takes one required parameter,
value, which is the number to be rounded up. This function is commonly used in scenarios where only odd values are acceptable, such as in lottery games and sports scoreboards.
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ODDformula not working?
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ODD formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
- value (required):
The number to be rounded up to the nearest odd integer.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
ODDformula in Google Sheets.
Rounding up to the nearest odd integer
ODD function is used to round up a number to the nearest odd integer. For example, if the value is 3.2, the function would return 5.
Accepting only odd numbers in a cell
ODD function can be used in combination with data validation to ensure that only odd numbers are accepted in a particular cell. This is useful in scenarios where only odd values are acceptable, such as in lottery games and sports scoreboards.
Generating a list of odd numbers
ODD function can be used in combination with the
SEQUENCE function to generate a list of odd numbers. For example, the formula
=SEQUENCE(5, 1, 1, 2) would generate the list
1, 3, 5, 7, 9.
ODDnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
ODDGoogle Sheets Formula:
Incorrect argument type
One common mistake is to provide a non-numeric value as an argument to the ODD function. Make sure to only provide numeric values.
Odd number not returned
Another mistake is to provide an even number as an argument to the ODD function, which will not return an odd number. Double check that the input value is odd.
A mistake that can occur is forgetting to provide an argument to the ODD function. The function requires a single numeric value as input.
The following functions are similar to
ODD or are often used with it in a formula:
EVENfunction rounds a given value up to the nearest even integer. This function is commonly used when dealing with financial data, as many financial calculations require the use of even numbers.
INTformula rounds a given value down to the nearest integer. This formula is often used to simplify large numbers or to convert decimal values to integers. The formula takes a single parameter, the value to be rounded down. If the value is already an integer, the formula will return the same value. If the value is a decimal, the formula will round down to the nearest integer.
ROUNDformula rounds a number to a specified number of decimal places. It is commonly used to simplify large numbers or to make a number more readable. The formula can round both positive and negative numbers. If the
placesparameter is not specified, the formula rounds to the nearest integer.
CEILINGfunction returns a number rounded up to the nearest multiple of a specified factor. It is commonly used to round up prices to the nearest dollar or to adjust numbers to fit into specific increments.
The FLOOR formula rounds a given number down to the nearest multiple of a specified factor. It is commonly used when dealing with financial data or when working with time values. The function takes a value and an optional factor as arguments and returns the rounded down value.
You can learn more about the
ODD Google Sheets function on Google Support.