# DECIMAL function

## text

Text or { Text }

The textual representation of the number.

Number or { Number } (optional)

The base (radix). If omitted, it is assumed to be 10.

## Returns

Number or { Number }

The converted decimal number.

Converts a textual representation of a number in a given base to a decimal number. DECIMAL("F", 16)DECIMAL("F"; 16) returns 15, because F in hexadecimal (base 16) equals 15 in base 10.

Use the BASE function to convert a decimal number to another base. Also consider using the more specialized BIN2DEC, OCT2DEC and HEX2DEC functions.

## Examples

DECIMAL("F", 16)DECIMAL("F"; 16)

Returns 15, because F in hexadecimal (base 16) equals 15 in base 10.

DECIMAL("FF", 16)DECIMAL("FF"; 16)

Returns 255, because F in hexadecimal (base 16) equals 255 in base 10.

HEX2DEC("FF")HEX2DEC("FF")

Returns 255, because F in hexadecimal (base 16) equals 255 in base 10.

DECIMAL({ "F", "FF" }, 16)DECIMAL({ "F"; "FF" }; 16)

Returns the array { 15, 255 }{ 15; 255 }, because F and FF in hexadecimal (base 16) equal 15 and 255 in base 10.

DECIMAL({ "101", "FF" }, { 2, 16 })DECIMAL({ "101"; "FF" }; { 2; 16 })

Returns the array { 5, 255 }{ 5; 255 }, because 101 in binary (base 2) equals 5 in base 10 and FF in hexadecimal (base 16) equal 15 in base 10.

DECIMAL("zap", 36)DECIMAL("zap"; 36)

Returns 45745, because ZAP in base 36 equals 45745 in base 10.