This post will guide you how to use **Excel DOLLAR function** with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

**Description**

The Excel DOLLAR function converts a number to text using currency format (such as: $ symbol), the currency format used depends upon your default language setting on your computer.

The DOLLAR function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Text Function.

The DOLLAR function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

**Syntax**

The syntax of the DOLLAR function is as below:

**= DOLLAR (number, [decimals])**

**Where** the DOLLAR function arguments are:

**number** -This is a required argument. The number to be converted into text string. Or a reference to a cell that containing a number.

**Decimals**-This is an optional argument. It will specify the number of decimal places to be displayed after decimal point.

Note: If Decimals value is omitted, it is set to be 2 by default. If Decimals value is negative, the number is rounded to the left of the decimal point.

**Example**

The below examples will show you how to use Excel DOLLAR Text function to convert a number as text using currency format.

**#1** To convert Number value in **B1** cell to a text string of a currency format and keep 2 digits to the right of the decimal point, just using **DOLLAR(B1,2)** formulas.

**#2** To Display the number in **B2** in a currency format and keep 2 digits to the left of the decimal point, using excel formula: **DOLLAR(B2,-2)**

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