Converts a hexadecimal number to binary.


=HEX2BIN(Number, [Places])


Name Description
Number The hexadecimal number to convert.
Places Optional. The number of characters to use for returned value. If value has less characters then it is padded with leading zeros.

Return Value

The binary number or a #NUM! error if given number is not a valid hexadecimal number. The #VALUE! error is returned if specified places is nonnumeric or negative.


Function Result Comment
=HEX2BIN(“F”) 1111 converts hexadecimal F to binary
=HEX2BIN(“F”, 6) 001111 converts hexadecimal F to binary with 6 characters