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Excel DEC2HEX Function

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If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.

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The Excel DEC2HEX function converts a decimal number to a hexadecimal number.

Syntax and arguments

Formula syntax

DEC2HEX(number, [places])


  • Number: Required, the decimal integer number that needed to be converted to a hexadecimal number. If the argument number is a decimal number (no whole number), it will be truncated to an integer.
  • Places: Optional, the number that specifies the number of characters of the result. If it is greater than the minimum, the result number will be padded out using leading zeros, such as DEC2HEX (1,5) returns 00001. If it is omitted, DEC2HEX used the minimum number of characters necessary. If the argument number is negative, the places value will be ignored by DEC2HEX function, and returns a 10-character (40 bits) hexadecimal number. The first bit indicates whether the number is positive or negative, and the remaining bits indicate the magnitude of the number. If argument places is a decimal number, it will be truncated to an integer.

Return Value

The DEC2HEX function returns a hex number.


1. Return #NUM! error if one of below states occurs:

  • Argument number is > -549,755,813 or < 549,755,813,887;
  • Argument places is provided not enough for the argument number, such as DEC2HEX(1000,2);
  • Argument places is < = 0.

2. Return #VALUE! error if any arguments of DEC2HEX function are non-numeric values.


Excel 2003 and later

Usage and Examples

Example: Basic Usage

Decimal numbers and places are listed in range B5:B11, to get the corresponding hexadecimal numbers based on the places in C5:C11, please copy or enter the below formula to the next cell of the range:


Press Enter key and drag the autofill handle down to get all hexadecimal numbers.

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If you just use the formula once, you also can directly type arguments in the formula:


Relative Functions:

  • Excel STDEV.S Function
    The Excel STDEV.S function returns standard deviation based on a given sample of data.

  • Excel STDEVP Function
    The Excel STDEVP function returns standard deviation based on the entire population.

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