# Difference between revisions of "Converting Binary Coded Decimal"

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**B**inary **C**oded **D**ecimal (BCD) is a method of representing a decimal number as a hexadecimal value using the hex digits 0-9 and ignoring A-F. For example, the number 21 (hex &15) would be represented as &21 (decimal 33). It can be a convenient internal representation of decimal numbers as each hexadecimal digit can be displayed without any further processing. See Wikipedia.
BCD values can be decoded with:

number% = VALSTR$~bcd%

Numbers can be encoded in BCD using:

bcd% = EVAL("&"+STR$number%)

Jgharston 21:11, 23 June 2007 (BST)