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# RANDOM Method (Integer)

Returns a pseudo-random number.

## Syntax

```
Number := RANDOM(MaxNumber)
```

#### Parameters

*MaxNumber*

Type: Integer

The largest acceptable number. In effect, you are setting a range from one (1) to the number that you specify with the *MaxNumber* parameter.

## Property Value/Return Value

Type: Integer

A pseudo-random number between one (1) and the number that you entered for *MaxNumber*.

## Remarks

If *MaxNumber* is negative it acts as a positive.

If *MaxNumber* is zero, this method always returns 1.

A number is always chosen from the same set of numbers. Use RANDOMIZE Method (Integer) to generate a new set of numbers.

## Example

This example shows how to generate a pseudo-random number. This example requires that you create the following global variables and text constant. The value of the variable Number2 is positive though the value of *MaxNumber* is negative and the value of the variable Number3 is always 1 because *MaxNumber* is 0.

Variable name | DataType |
---|---|

x | Integer |

y | Integer |

z | Integer |

Number1 | Integer |

Number2 | Integer |

Number3 | Integer |

Text constant name | ENU Value |
---|---|

Text000 | Number1 = %1, Number2 = %2, Number3 = %3 |

```
x := 100; // x is assigned a positive value.
y := -100; // y is assigned a negative value.
z := 0; // z is assigned zero.
Number1 := RANDOM(x);
Number2 := RANDOM(y);
Number3 := RANDOM(z);
MESSAGE(Text000, Number1, Number2, Number3);
```

## See Also

ABS Method (Decimal, Integer, BigInteger)

POWER Method (Decimal, Integer, BigInteger)

RANDOMIZE Method (Integer)

ROUND Method (Decimal)