HEX2DEC
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Converts a hexadecimal number to decimal.
If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install and load the Analysis ToolPak add-in.
How?
On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
In the Add-Ins available list, select the Analysis ToolPak box, and then click OK.
If necessary, follow the instructions in the setup program.
Syntax
HEX2DEC(number)
Number is the hexadecimal number you want to convert. Number cannot contain more than 10 characters (40 bits). The most significant bit of number is the sign bit. The remaining 39 bits are magnitude bits. Negative numbers are represented using two's-complement notation.
Remark
If number is not a valid hexadecimal number, HEX2DEC returns the #NUM! error value.
Example
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
How to copy an example
Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
Select the example in the Help topic.
Note Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help
Press CTRL+C.
In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Tools menu, point to Formula Auditing, and then click Formula Auditing Mode.
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Formula Description (Result)
=HEX2DEC("A5") Converts hexadecimal A5 to decimal (165)
=HEX2DEC("FFFFFFFF5B") Converts hexadecimal FFFFFFFF5B to decimal (-165)
=HEX2DEC("3DA408B9") Converts hexadecimal 3DA408B9 to decimal (1034160313)