# Input hexadecimal value in C language

Here, we are going to learn how to input a value in hexadecimal format? To input value in hexadecimal format using scanf() – we use "%x" or "%X" format specifier.
Submitted by IncludeHelp, on September 06, 2018

## Problem statement

In C programming language, we are able to input a hexadecimal value using scanf() function, for that – we use %x or %X format specifier.

### Syntax

` scanf("%x", &variable_name);`

### Example

```Input:
Input a hex value: FA

Output:
Value in hexadecimal format: FA, Decimal format: 250
```

## Input hexadecimal value in C language

```#include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
unsigned char var1;
unsigned short var2;
unsigned int var3;

printf("Enter 1 byte  value in Hexadecimal: ");
scanf("%x", &var1);
printf("Enter 2 bytes value in Hexadecimal: ");
scanf("%x", &var2);
printf("Enter 4 bytes value in Hexadecimal: ");
scanf("%x", &var3);

printf("Value of var1 in HEX: %X, Decimal: %d\n", var1,var1);
printf("Value of var2 in HEX: %X, Decimal: %d\n", var2,var2);
printf("Value of var3 in HEX: %X, Decimal: %d\n", var3,var3);

return 0;
}
```

### Output

```Enter 1 byte  value in Hexadecimal: FA
Enter 2 bytes value in Hexadecimal: 20AC
Enter 4 bytes value in Hexadecimal: 1234ABD0
Value of var1 in HEX: FA, Decimal: 250
Value of var2 in HEX: 20AC, Decimal: 8364
Value of var3 in HEX: 1234ABD0, Decimal: 305441744
```