Converts a hexadecimal number to octal.


=HEX2OCT(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 octal 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
=HEX2OCT(“F”) 17 converts hexadecimal F to octal
=HEX2OCT(“F”, 4) 0017 converts hexadecimal F to octal with 4 characters