HEX2BIN

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

Sample Usage

HEX2BIN("f3",8)

HEX2BIN(A2)

Syntax

HEX2BIN(signed_hexadecimal_number, [significant_digits])

  • signed_hexadecimal_number - The signed 40-bit hexadecimal value to be converted to signed binary, 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 1FF if positive, and a minimum of FFFFFFFE00 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, HEX2BIN(199) and HEX2BIN("199") yield the same result: 110011001.

  • 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 HEX2BIN 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 HEX2BIN take into account that it is in binary. Results will be silently converted by Google Sheets; thus if cell A2 contains 11111, the binary equivalent of hexadecimal 1F, and B2 contains a formula such as =A2+9, the result will be 11120, which is incorrect in binary calculation.

See Also

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.

HEX2OCT: The HEX2OCT function converts a signed hexadecimal number to signed octal format.

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

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