I have a characterstring that represents a hexadecimal deviceaddress: "70DE"X. I'd now like to convert this hexadecimal to a numerical format and thought I could do it with INPUT("70DE"X,$HEX4.). But this doesn't work. The manual tells me that $HEXw. gives me character data and that's not what I want.
I then tried INPUT("70DE"X,HEX4.) but that doesn't work either.It seems that the 1rst argument has to be numerical already which, of course, it isn't.
So, how do I convert a characterstring representing a hexadecimal value into a numerical value? I've been going thru the manuals, but must admit that I haven't been able to find it.