BIN2HEX Function

Basic Description

Hexadecimal (base 16), decimal (base 10), octal (base 8), and binary (base 2) are the most commonly used numeral systems in engineering and computing. Therefore, Excel has provided functions to convert numeric values to and from each of these systems. The Excel Bin2Hex function converts a Binary (Base 2) number into a Hexadecimal (Base 16) number.

Syntax: BIN2HEX( number, [places] )

Where the function arguments are as follows:

number The binary number that is to be converted to hexadecimal.
[places] An optional argument, which specifies the number of characters that you want the returned hexadecimal number to have.

If this is greater than the minimum, the hexadecimal number will be padded out using leading zeros.

If omitted, the returned hexadecimal uses the minimum number of places.

Note that the Number argument must be no more than 10 characters (40 bits) long. The most significant bit of this value denotes the sign of the number and the remaining 39 bits denote the magnitude. Negative numbers are represented using two’s complement notation.


Bin2Hex Function Examples

The following spreadsheet shows examples of the Excel Bin2Hex function.

1 =BIN2HEX( “10” )
2 =BIN2HEX( “0000000001” )
3 =BIN2HEX( “10”, 10 )
4 =BIN2HEX( “1111111110” )
5 =BIN2HEX( “11101” )
1 2
2 1
3 0000000002
5 1D


Bin2Hex Function Common Errors

If you get an error from your Excel Bin2Hex function this is likely to be one of the following :

#VALUE! Occurs if the supplied [places] argument is not recognised as a number
#NUM! Occurs if either the supplied number argument is not recognised as a binary number or contains more than 10 characters or the resulting hexadecimal number requires more places than is specified by the supplied [places] argument or the supplied [places] argument ≤ 0
#NAME? Occurs when Analysis ToolPak add-in is not enabled in your Excel.


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