# BIN2OCT function

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FUNCTIONS

## BIN2OCT

Converts a binary number to octal.

This function is only available if the Analysis AddIn is installed.

### Syntax:

BIN2OCT(binarynumber)

returns text representing an octal number, given binarynumber, which may be text, or a number containing only digits 1 and 0 (thus the number appears to be binary, although it is not).
binarynumber may have up to ten bits in two's complement representation; positive numbers are 0 to 111111111 (nine bits representing 0 to 511 decimal) and negative numbers 1111111111 to 1000000000 (ten bits representing -1 to -512 decimal)
If binarynumber is negative, BIN2OCT returns ten octal digits, representing the octal number in two's complement form.

### Example:

BIN2OCT("1100")

returns 14 as text.

BIN2OCT(1100)

returns 14 as text. The number 1100 has only 1 and 0 digits, and may be read as binary.

BIN2OCT("1100"; 3)

returns 014 as text. A leading zero is added to make 3 digits.

BIN2OCT("1111111110")

returns 7777777776 as text (two's complement representation of decimal -2).