# How to Use HEX2OCT in Google Sheets in 2020?

HEX2OCTThe HEX2OCT function converts a signed hexadecimal number to signed octal format.

Sample Usage

HEX2OCT(“f3”,8)

HEX2OCT(A2)

Syntax

signed_hexadecimal_number – The signed 40-bit hexadecimal value to be converted to signed octal, provided as a string.

The most significant bit of signed_hexadecimal_number is the sign bit; that is, negative numbers are represented in two’s complement format.

For this function, this value has a maximum of 1FFFFFFF if positive, and a minimum of FFE0000000 if negative.

If signed_hexadecimal_number is provided as a valid hexadecimal number, it will automatically be converted to the appropriate string input. For example, HEX2OCT(199) and HEX2OCT(“199”) yield the same result: 631.

significant_digits – [ OPTIONAL ] The number of significant digits to ensure in the result.

If this is greater than the number of significant digits in the result, the result is left-padded with zeros until the total number of digits reaches significant_digits.

This value is ignored if the most significant bit of signed_hexadecimal_number is 1; that is, if the expressed signed_hexadecimal_number is greater than or equal to 8000000000.

Notes

As with any hexadecimal value, only the digits 0-9 and the letters A-F are valid. Digits other than these will cause HEX2OCT to return a #NUM! error.

Hexadecimal digits are not case-sensitive; a-f and A-F are equivalent.

If the number of digits required is greater than the specified significant_digits, the #NUM! error is returned.

Ensure that any calculations using the result of HEX2OCT take into account that it is in octal. Results will be silently converted by Google Sheets; thus if cell A2 contains 111, the octal equivalent of hexadecimal 49, and B2 contains a formula such as =A2+9, the result will be 120, which is incorrect in octal calculation.

OCT2HEX: The OCT2HEX function converts a signed octal number to signed hexadecimal format.

OCT2DEC: The OCT2DEC function converts a signed octal number to decimal format.

OCT2BIN: The OCT2BIN function converts a signed octal number to signed binary format.

HEX2DEC: The HEX2DEC function converts a signed hexadecimal number to decimal format.

HEX2BIN: The HEX2BIN function converts a signed hexadecimal number to signed binary format.

DEC2OCT: The DEC2OCT function converts a decimal number to signed octal format.

DEC2HEX: The DEC2HEX function converts a decimal number to signed hexadecimal format.

DEC2BIN: The DEC2BIN function converts a decimal number to signed binary format.

BIN2OCT: The BIN2OCT function converts a signed binary number to signed octal format.

BIN2HEX: The BIN2HEX function converts a signed binary number to signed hexadecimal format.

BIN2DEC: The BIN2DEC function converts a signed binary number to decimal format.

Examples

Converts a hexadecimal number to its octal value.

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