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MS Access Rnd Function


Return one random number between 1 and 10, and another random number between 100 and 499:

SELECT Int((10 - 1 + 1) * Rnd + 1) AS RandNumBetween1and10,
Int((499 - 100 + 1) * Rnd + 100) AS RandNumBetween100and499;
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Definition and Usage

The Rnd function returns a random number.

Note: If you do not call the Randomize() function before calling the Rnd function, the Rnd function may return the same random number each time!


To return a random integer less than 1, but greater than or equal to zero:


To return a random integer in a given range, use this formula:

Int((upperbound - lowerbound + 1) * Rnd + lowerbound)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
upperbound Required. The highest allowed value for the random number
lowerbound Required. The lowest allowed value for the random number

Technical Details

Works in: From Access 2000