Converting one dimension to another dimension seems to be a difficult task most of the time. We need to convert inches to mm, mm to feet, kg to pound, and so on. By knowing how to convert meters to miles in Excel, we can convert any values in meters to miles very easily in Excel.
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3 Methods to Convert Meters to Miles in Excel
We can convert various dimensions to other dimensions using Excel very easily. To show how to convert meters to miles in Excel, we have made a dataset of the Distance (in meters) of the Main Distribution Board (MDB) from the Substation of a pharmaceutical company based on the given MDB Number. The dataset is like this.
We shall now discuss useful methods to convert meters to miles in Excel.
1. Applying CONVERT Function to Convert Meters to Miles in Excel
Applying the CONVERT function is the most common method to convert a dimension to another dimension. To convert meters to miles we have to follow the steps below.
Firstly, we have to select the cell where we need to convert from meters to miles. Here, in the picture below, we have selected the D6 cell which is in the row of MDB-1. Then to convert meters to miles, we need to apply the following formula.
Here, the C6 cell refers to the Distance of MDB 1 from the substation in meters, “m” (from_unit argument) refers to meters and “mi” (to_unit argument) refers to miles which is the converted dimension from meters.
We can then convert every cell with the dimension meters to miles by using the Fill Handle. We need to drag down the reference D6 cell by holding the cursor on the right bottom corner of the cell like this.
It will give the converted dimensions like this.
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2. Using Manual Method
We can also use a manual method to convert inches to mm. We know that 1 meter equals 0.00062137119 miles. We can write in the D6 cell like this.
Here, the C6 cell refers to the Distance of MDB-1 from the substation whose value needs to be converted to mi. The sign “*” refers to Multiplication. The number 0.00062137119 refers to 1 meter equals 0.00062137119 miles.
We can then use Fill Handle to fill up other cells from D7 to D11 which follow the same conversion of reference cell D6.
3. Utilizing VBA Code to Convert Meters to Miles in Excel
Lastly, we can convert inches to mm using VBA through a simple process. For doing this, we need to follow the below steps.
Step 01: Go to Visual Basic Window
- Firstly, we need to look for the Developer tab in the Home ribbon.
- Then, we need to select Visual Basic from the Developer tab.
Step 02: Open a Module from Insert Button
After finishing the first step, we need to go to the Insert button, and then we need to click on Module.
Step 03: Generate the Code and Run it
Clicking on Module a window will appear on the screen.
Next, We need to copy and paste the following code into this window.
Sub Convert_VBA() Dim k As Integer For k = 6 To 12 Cells(k, 4).Value = Application.WorksheetFunction.Convert(Cells(k, 3).Value, "m", "mi") Next k End Sub
Finally, we need to select Run from the top ribbon and close the window. (Also, you may press the F5 key).
And at last, we need to go to our spreadsheet where we’ll find the conversion of meters to miles.
Things to Remember
- We need to use signs like commas, colon, etc. inside the CONVERT function carefully. Otherwise, we won’t get the desired converted value.
- For the manual method, we have to always use 1 meter equals 0.00062137119 mi
- For extended use, applying the CONVERT function is more suitable than the manual method. Because it can give relief from creating mistakes by taking 0.00062137119 as the relation between meter and mile.
How to convert dimensions in excel is a very useful topic in Excel. In this article, we can get a clear concept of conversion between meters and miles with both the CONVERT function and the manual method. And also with VBA code.
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