# CONVERT

The`CONVERT`

formula is used to convert a value from one unit of measurement to another. This formula is most commonly used to convert metric units to imperial units or vice versa.
- How to use
`CONVERT`

formula? - Examples of using
`CONVERT`

formula `CONVERT`

formula not working?- Similar formulas to
`CONVERT`

## Usage

Use the `CONVERT`

formula with the syntax shown below, it has 3 required parameters:

**Parameters:**

**value (required)**:

The value to be converted.**start_unit (required)**:

The starting unit of measurement.**end_unit (required)**:

The unit of measurement to convert to.

## Examples

Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the`CONVERT`

formula in Google Sheets.
### Converting temperature units

Use the `CONVERT`

formula to convert temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius or vice versa.

### Converting distance units

Use the `CONVERT`

formula to convert distances from miles to kilometers or vice versa.

### Converting weight units

Use the `CONVERT`

formula to convert weights from pounds to kilograms or vice versa.

## Common Mistakes

`CONVERT`

not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the `CONVERT`

Google Sheets Formula:
### Incorrect unit abbreviation

One of the unit abbreviations provided is incorrect or misspelled. Double-check the list of supported units and ensure the correct abbreviation is used.

### Incorrect input type

The value being converted is not a number or contains characters that cannot be converted. Ensure the value is a number or correct any non-numeric characters.

### Invalid combination of units

The combination of start_unit and end_unit is not valid for this conversion. Refer to the list of supported units and ensure the combination is valid.

### Incorrect syntax

The syntax used to write the formula is incorrect, ensure the formula follows the correct syntax: CONVERT(value, start_unit, end_unit).

### Unsupported unit

The unit provided is not supported by the CONVERT formula. Refer to the list of supported units and ensure the correct unit is used.

## Related Formulas

The following functions are similar to `CONVERT`

or are often used with it in a formula:

## Learn More

You can learn more about the `CONVERT`

Google Sheets function on Google Support.