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CONVERT: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use CONVERT in Google Sheets?

There are a few different ways to use CONVERT in Google Sheets. One way is to use the function to convert between different units of measurement. For example, you could use CONVERT to convert between inches and centimeters, or between Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Another way to use CONVERT is to convert text to numbers. For example, you could use CONVERT to change "Hello" to the number 5. This can be useful when you want to perform calculations on text values.

Finally, you can use CONVERT to convert dates from one format to another. For example, you could use CONVERT to convert a date in the format "mm/dd/yy" to the format "yy-mm-dd".

What is the syntax of CONVERT in Google Sheets?

The CONVERT function in Google Sheets can be used to convert between different units of measurement. The syntax for the CONVERT function is as follows: CONVERT(value1, unit_1, value2, unit_2) The value1 and value2 arguments are the values to be converted. The unit_1 and unit_2 arguments are the units of measurement for the value1 and value2 arguments, respectively.

What is an example of how to use CONVERT in Google Sheets?

One example of how to use CONVERT in Google Sheets is to convert a time value from hours to minutes. To do this, you would use the following formula: =CONVERT(time value, "hr", "min") For example, if you wanted to convert the value "4" to minutes, you would use the following formula: =CONVERT(4, "hr", "min") This would return the value "240".

When should you not use CONVERT in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use CONVERT in Google Sheets. One such time is when you are trying to convert a number to a text string. In this case, you should use the TEXT() function instead. Another time you should not use CONVERT is when you are trying to convert a text string to a number. In this case, you should use the VALUE() function.

What are some similar formulae to CONVERT in Google Sheets?

Formula Description CONVERT(value, from_unit, to_unit) Converts a value from one unit to another. VALUE can be a number, text, or date. FROM_UNIT and TO_UNIT can be any of the following: • "text" (for example, "year") • "number" (for example, "24") • "currency" (for example, "$") • "percent" (for example, "50%") • "angle" (for example, "45 degrees") • "time" (for example, "1:00") • "date" (for example, "1/1/2015")

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