OCT2BIN:
Converts an octal number to binary
The OCT2BIN function converts an octal number to binary.
OCT2BIN takes
1 required argument and
1 optional argument:
Syntax: OCT2BIN(number,
[places])
Using the OCT2BIN function:
The arguments for the OCT2BIN function are:
Argument

Required?

Description

number 
Required 
The octal number you want to convert. number may not contain more than 10 characters. The most significant bit of number is the sign bit. The remaining 29 bits are magnitude bits. Negative numbers are represented using two'scomplement notation. 
places 
Optional 
The number of characters to use. If places is omitted, OCT2BIN uses the minimum number of characters necessary. places is useful for padding the return value with leading 0s (zeros). 
• If number is negative, OCT2BIN ignores places and returns a 10character binary number. 
• If number is negative, it cannot be less than 7777777000, and if number is positive, it cannot be greater than 777. 
• If number is not a valid octal number, OCT2BIN returns the #NUM! error value. 
• If OCT2BIN requires more than places characters, it returns the #NUM! error value. 
• If places is not an integer, it is truncated. 
• If places is nonnumeric, OCT2BIN returns the #VALUE! error value. 
• If places is negative, OCT2BIN returns the #NUM! error value. 
The OCT2BIN function converts an octal number to binary.