# BigDecimal shortValueExact() Method in Java

The java.math.BigDecimal.shortValueExact() is an inbuilt method in java that converts this BigDecimal to a short, checking for lost information. If this BigDecimal has a nonzero fractional part or is out of the possible range for a short result then an ArithmeticException is thrown.

Syntax:

```public short shortValueExact()
```

Parameters: The method does not accepts any parameter.

Return value: This method returns the short value of the BigDecimal Object.

Below programs illustrates the above mentioned method:
Program 1:

 `// Program to demonstrate shortValueExact() method of BigDecimal  ` ` `  `import` `java.math.*; ` ` `  `public` `class` `gfg { ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``BigDecimal b1 = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"457"``); ` `        ``BigDecimal b2 = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"4785"``); ` ` `  `        ``// Assigning the short value of BigDecimal objects b1 and b2 ` `        ``// to short s1, s2 respectively ` `        ``short` `s1 = b1.shortValueExact(); ` `        ``short` `s2 = b2.shortValueExact(); ` ` `  `        ``// Printing s1, s2 values ` `        ``System.out.println(``"Exact short value of "` `+ b1 + ``" is "` `+ s1); ` `        ``System.out.println(``"Exact short value of "` `+ b2 + ``" is "` `+ s2); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```Exact short value of 457 is 457
Exact short value of 4785 is 4785
```

Program 2:

 `// Program to demonstrate shortValueExact() method of BigDecimal  ` ` `  ` `  `import` `java.math.*; ` ` `  `public` `class` `gfg { ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``BigDecimal b1 = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"127"``); ` `        ``BigDecimal b2 = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"1455"``); ` ` `  `        ``// assign the short value of BigDecimal objects b1 and b2 ` `        ``// to short s1, s2 respectively ` `        ``short` `s1 = b1.shortValueExact(); ` `        ``short` `s2 = b2.shortValueExact(); ` ` `  `        ``// print s1, s2 values ` `        ``System.out.println(``"Exact short value of "` `+ b1 + ``" is "` `+ s1); ` `        ``System.out.println(``"Exact short value of "` `+ b2 + ``" is "` `+ s2); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```Exact short value of 127 is 127
Exact short value of 1455 is 1455
```

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