# BIN2HEX function

Converts a binary number to hexadecimal.

Syntax

BIN2HEX(number,places)

Number     is the binary number you want to convert. Number cannot contain more than 10 characters (10 bits). The most significant bit of number is the sign bit. The remaining 9 bits are magnitude bits. Negative numbers are represented using two's-complement notation.

Places     is the number of characters to use. If places is omitted, BIN2HEX uses the minimum number of characters necessary. Places is useful for padding the return value with leading 0s (zeros).

Remarks

• If number is not a valid binary number, or if number contains more than 10 characters (10 bits), BIN2HEX returns the #NUM! error value.
• If number is negative, BIN2HEX ignores places and returns a 10-character hexadecimal number.
• If BIN2HEX requires more than places characters, it returns the #NUM! error value.
• If places is not an integer, it is truncated.
• If places is nonnumeric, BIN2HEX returns the #VALUE! error value.
• If places is negative, BIN2HEX returns the #NUM! error value.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

• 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 Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
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Formula Description (Result)
=BIN2HEX(11111011, 4) Converts binary 11111011 to hexadecimal with 4 characters (00FB)
=BIN2HEX(1110) Converts binary 1110 to hexadecimal (E)
=BIN2HEX(1111111111) Converts binary 1111111111 to hexadecimal (FFFFFFFFFF)

Applies to:
Excel 2007