How to return unrounded number

In MS Access vba code I want to return an unrounded version of a number trunctated to a specified number of decimal places.

For example, I  have a number of   131.2999999998

I want to truncate this number to 3 decimal places and end up with 131.299,  NOT 131.3
How do I do that?
dsoderstromAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
?formatnumber(131.2999999998,3)
131.300

?format(131.2999999998,"#.000")
131.300

if you want to not roundup the values

?int(131.2999999998) + mid(cstr(131.2999999998),instr(cstr(131.2999999998),"."),4)
 131.299
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dsoderstromAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help and the quick reply
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Just in case anyone should happen to look up this post:

That is really the most clumsy rounding "method", I've ever seen. And it fails in an international environment.
Numbers should always be handled like numbers.

Here is how to do this:

dblNumber = 131.2999999998
lngNumber = Int(dblNumber * 1000) / 1000

Returns 131.299

/gustav
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