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WorksheetFunction.Convert Method (Excel)

Published: July 16, 2012

Converts a number from one measurement system to another. For example, Convert can translate a table of distances in miles to a table of distances in kilometers.

expression .Convert(Arg1, Arg2, Arg3)

expression A variable that represents a WorksheetFunction object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Arg1

Required

Variant

The value in from_units to convert.

Arg2

Required

Variant

The units for number.

Arg3

Required

Variant

The units for the result. Convert accepts the following text values (in quotation marks) for from_unit and to_unit which are listed in the Remarks section below.

Return Value

Double

Weight and mass

From_unit or to_unit

Gram

"g"

Slug

"sg"

Pound mass (avoirdupois)

"lbm"

U (atomic mass unit)

"u"

Ounce mass (avoirdupois)

"ozm"

Distance

From_unit or to_unit

Meter

"m"

Statute mile

"mi"

Nautical mile

"Nmi"

Inch

"in"

Foot

"ft"

Yard

"yd"

Angstrom

"ang"

Pica (1/72 in.)

"Pica"

Time

From_unit or to_unit

Year

"yr"

Day

"day"

Hour

"hr"

Minute

"mn"

Second

"sec"

Pressure

From_unit or to_unit

Pascal

"Pa" (or "p")

Atmosphere

"atm" (or "at")

mm of Mercury

"mmHg"

Force

From_unit or to_unit

Newton

"N"

Dyne

"dyn" (or "dy")

Pound force

"lbf"

Energy

From_unit or to_unit

Joule

"J"

Erg

"e"

Thermodynamic calorie

"c"

IT calorie

"cal"

Electron volt

"eV" (or "ev")

Horsepower-hour

"HPh" (or "hh")

Watt-hour

"Wh" (or "wh")

Foot-pound

"flb"

BTU

"BTU" (or "btu")

Power

From_unit or to_unit

Horsepower

"HP" (or "h")

Watt

"W" (or "w")

Magnetism

From_unit or to_unit

Tesla

"T"

Gauss

"ga"

Temperature

From_unit or to_unit

Degree Celsius

"C" (or "cel")

Degree Fahrenheit

"F" (or "fah")

Kelvin

"K" (or "kel")

Liquid measure

From_unit or to_unit

Teaspoon

"tsp"

Tablespoon

"tbs"

Fluid ounce

"oz"

Cup

"cup"

U.S. pint

"pt" (or "us_pt")

U.K. pint

"uk_pt"

Quart

"qt"

Gallon

"gal"

Liter

"l" (or "lt")

The following abbreviated unit prefixes can be prepended to any metric from_unit or to_unit.

Prefix

Multiplier

Abbreviation

exa

1E+18

"E"

peta

1E+15

"P"

tera

1E+12

"T"

giga

1E+09

"G"

mega

1E+06

"M"

kilo

1E+03

"k"

hecto

1E+02

"h"

dekao

1E+01

"e"

deci

1E-01

"d"

centi

1E-02

"c"

milli

1E-03

"m"

micro

1E-06

"u"

nano

1E-09

"n"

pico

1E-12

"p"

femto

1E-15

"f"

atto

1E-18

"a"

  • If the input data types are incorrect, Convert generates an error.

  • If the unit does not exist, Convert generates an error.

  • If the unit does not support an abbreviated unit prefix, Convert generates an error.

  • If the units are in different groups, Convert generates an error.

  • Unit names and prefixes are case-sensitive.

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