Converts a hexadecimal number to decimal.

Sample Usage




  • number - The hexadecimal number to be converted.


HEX2DEC(10) returns a value of 16.
HEX2DEC(10,4) returns a value of 0016.
HEX2DEC(C5) converts the binary number contained in C5 to decimal.


  • If number is negative, the value of places is ignored and HEX2DEC returns a 10-character decimal number. 
  • number cannot contain more than 10 characters.
  • Hexadecimal digits are not case-sensitive.
  • number can have a maximum value of 1FF if positive, and a minimum of FFFFFFFE00 if negative. 
  • If number is not a valid hexadecimal number, HEX2DEC returns the #NUM! error value.
  • If places is not an integer, it is truncated.
  • If places is non-numeric, HEX2DEC returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • If places is negative, HEX2DEC returns the #NUM! error value.
  • If the number of digits required is greater than the specified places, the #NUM! error is returned.