CONVERT

Convert measurement units

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Purpose 

Convert measurement units

Return value 

A number in the new measurement system

Syntax 

=CONVERT (number, from_unit, to_unit)

Arguments 

  • number - The numeric value to convert.
  • from_unit - The starting units for number.
  • to_unit - The ending units for the result.

Usage notes 

The CONVERT function converts a number in one measurement system to another. For example, you can use CONVERT to convert feet into meters, pounds into kilograms, gallons into liters, and for many other unit conversions.

The tables below show the various units that are available to the CONVERT function. In all cases, Unit can be used for either from_unit or to_unit.

Weight and massUnit
Gram"g"
Slug"sg"
Pound mass (avoirdupois)"lbm"
U (atomic mass unit)"u"
Ounce mass (avoirdupois)"ozm"

 

DistanceUnit
Meter"m"
Statute mile"mi"
Nautical mile"Nmi"
Inch"in"
Foot"ft"
Yard"yd"
Angstrom"ang"
Pica"pica"

 

TimeUnit
Year"yr"
Day"day"
Hour"hr"
Minute"mn"
Second"sec"

 

PressureUnit
Pascal"Pa" (or "p")
Atmosphere"atm" (or "at")
mm of Mercury"mmHg"

 

ForceUnit
Newton"N"
Dyne"dyn" (or "dy")
Pound force"lbf"

 

EnergyUnit
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")

 

PowerUnit
Horsepower"HP" (or "h")
Watt"W" (or "w")

 

MagnetismUnit
Tesla"T"
Gauss"ga"

 

TemperatureUnit
Degree Celsius"C" (or "cel")
Degree Fahrenheit"F" (or "fah")
Kelvin"K" (or "kel")

 

Liquid measureUnit
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 used with any metric unit.

PrefixMultiplierAbbreviation
exa1E+18"E"
peta1E+15"P"
tera1E+12"T"
giga1E+09"G"
mega1E+06"M"
kilo1E+03"k"
hecto1E+02"h"
dekao1E+01"e"
deci1E-01"d"
centi1E-02"c"
milli1E-03"m"
micro1E-06"u"
nano1E-09"n"
pico1E-12"p"
femto1E-15"f"
atto1E-18"a"

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