Excel has various features that can be used to simplify the decimal part of data in a given cell. In most cases, the numerical data of excel may contain too many decimal parts, and you may need to do it. In some scenarios, the excel user may be tasked with working with excel data with six decimal places or more. In this article, we shall discuss some of the common methodologies used in excel to make a number have six decimal places.

**Using the cell format feature**

While working on excel data, you may encounter cells with more than six decimal places. You can round down these decimal places to 6. Here are the steps you have to follow while using the cell format feature.

**Steps
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To understand this methodology, let's input a number with more than six decimal places on one cell, and we try to round it down to a number with six decimal places.

**1.** On your excel, click on the empty cell on the first cell and input the number with more than six decimal places.

**2.** Secondly, highlight the dell that contains your data, and press CTRL +1 to open the "cell format" dialogue box. Alternatively, right-click on the selected cell. On the side view list, choose the format cells button.

**3.** Click on the number tab.

**4.** Then, from the category list, choose the number button.

**5.** On the Decimal places section, click the up or down button to set the number of decimal places to 6. Alternatively, input the number of decimal places you want in the box next to the decimal places section.

**6.** Finalize by clicking the Ok button, and the number with the decimal places you choose will be displayed.

**Using the Round function**

Round is an in-built function in excel that can set the number decimal places in a given number.

Let's discuss some of the steps that are involved:

**1.** On the first cell, enter the number that has to be rounded to 6 decimal places.

**2.** On a different cell, enter the Round function that will return the number with six decimal places **=ROUND (A1,6)
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**3.** Then, click enter to save changes.

**4.** Using the RoundDown function

Round down is an in-built function in excel that can be used to set the number decimal places in a given number.

Steps:

**5.** On the first cell, enter the number that must be rounded to 6 decimal places.

**6.** On a different cell, enter the RoundDown function that will return the number with six decimal places. Then, click enter to save changes.

**=ROUNDDOWN (A1,6)
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**Using the RoundUp Function**

RoundUp is an in-built function in excel that can set the number decimal places in a given number.

**Steps:**

**1.** On the first cell, enter the number that has to be rounded to 6 decimal places.

**2.** On a different cell, enter the RoundUp function that will return the number with six decimal places.

**=ROUNDUP(A1,6)
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**3.** Then, click enter to save changes.