Article updated on March 05, 2018

The DECIMAL function converts a text representation of a number in a given base into a decimal number.

Formula in cell D3:


Excel Function Syntax

DECIMAL(text, radix)


text Required. The text argument must be less than 256 characters. The Text argument can be alpha-numeric characters that are valid for the radix.  Excel supports a Text argument greater than or equal to 0 and less than 2^53.
radix Required. Radix must be greater than or equal to 2 (binary, or base 2) and less than or equal to 36 (base 36).
A radix greater than 10 use the numeric values 0-9 and the letters A-Z as needed. For example, base 16 (hexadecimal) uses 0-9 and A-F, and base 36 uses 0-9 and A-Z.