Converts an octal number to decimal.
Syntax
OCT2DEC(number)
Number is the octal number you want to convert. Number may not contain more than 10 octal characters (30 bits). The most significant bit of number is the sign bit. The remaining 29 bits are magnitude bits. Negative numbers are represented using two'scomplement notation.
Remark
If number is not a valid octal number, OCT2DEC returns the #NUM! error value.
Example
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How to copy an example
 Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
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Note Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help
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Formula 
Description (Result) 
=OCT2DEC(54) 
Converts octal 54 to decimal (44) 
=OCT2DEC(7777777533) 
Converts octal 7777777533 to decimal (165) 
