Hex Function

Returns a String representing the hexadecimal value of a number.


Hex( number )

The required numberargument is any valid numeric expression or string expression.


If number is not already a whole number, it is rounded to the nearest whole number before being evaluated.

If number is

Hex returns




Zero (0)

Any other number

Up to eight hexadecimal characters

You can represent hexadecimal numbers directly by preceding numbers in the proper range with &H. For example, &H10 represents decimal 16 in hexadecimal notation.

Query examples



SELECT Hex(2) AS Expr1 FROM ProductSales GROUP BY Hex(2);

Returns the hexadecimal value of "2" and displays the result in column Expr1.

SELECT quantity,Hex(quantity) AS HexValue FROM ProductSales;

Returns the values from "quantity" along with hexadecimal value of all the data values in the column "quantity" and displays the results in the column "HexValue".

VBA Example

Note: Examples that follow demonstrate the use of this function in a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) module. For more information about working with VBA, select Developer Reference in the drop-down list next to Search and enter one or more terms in the search box.

This example uses the Hex function to return the hexadecimal value of a number.

Dim MyHex
MyHex = Hex(5) ' Returns 5.
MyHex = Hex(10) ' Returns A.
MyHex = Hex(459) ' Returns 1CB.

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