# Convert to a Decimal Data Type

## Excel VBA: Convert to a Decimal Data Type

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The example below shows how CDec can be used in Excel VBA to convert to a Decimal data type.  +/-79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335 for zero-scaled numbers, that is, numbers with no decimal places. For numbers with 28 decimal places, the range is +/-7.9228162514264337593543950335. The smallest possible non-zero number is 0.0000000000000000000000000001

Sub ConvertToDecimal()

Dim vDec, decNum

vDec = "10000000.0587"

decNum = CDec(vDec + 1)

MsgBox decNum

End Sub

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