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Returns a string representation of the number in fixed notation.

  • When used and there are more digits to display than specified, the fractional return of the answer will be rounded appropriately.
  • Object types other than Number will throw a TypeError exception.


Signature Description
aNumber.toFixed([numOfFractionalDigits])Returns a string representation of the number in fixed notation.


Parameter Description
numOfFractionalDigitsAn optional integer specifying the number of fractional digits to display.
  • When omitted the number of fractional digits is treated as zero.
  • A range in the value 0-20 which may differ dependant upon the implementation.
  • The implementation may throw a RangeError exception when outside the implementation range.


The code below displays some fixed numerical values.

// Create an array for strings and populate.
var aNumber = 16.456456456;
var stringValue = new Array(4);
stringValue[0] = aNumber.toFixed(); 
stringValue[1] = aNumber.toFixed(2); // 2 decimal Places
stringValue[2] = aNumber.toFixed(4); // 4 decimal Places
stringValue[3] = aNumber.toFixed(6); // 6 decimal Places

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