# Java.math.BigDecimal.shortValueExact() Method

## Description

The java.math.BigDecimal.shortValueExact() 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.

## Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.math.BigDecimal.shortValueExact() method.

```public short shortValueExact()
```

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## Return Value

This method returns the short value of the BigDecimal Object.

## Exception

ArithmeticException − If this has a nonzero fractional part, or will not fit in a short.

## Example

The following example shows the usage of math.BigDecimal.shortValueExact() method.

```package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.math.*;

public class BigDecimalDemo {

public static void main(String[] args) {

// create 2 BigDecimal objects
BigDecimal bg1, bg2;

// create 2 short objects
short s1, s2;

bg1 = new BigDecimal("235");
bg2 = new BigDecimal("4364");

// assign the short value of bg1 and bg2 to s1,s2 respectively
s1 = bg1.shortValueExact();
s2 = bg2.shortValueExact();

String str1 = "Exact short value of " + bg1 + " is " + s1;
String str2 = "Exact short value of " + bg2 + " is " + s2;

// print s1,s2 values
System.out.println( str1 );
System.out.println( str2 );
}
}
```

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result −

```Exact short value of 235 is 235
Exact short value of 4364 is 4364
```
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