# How to Use DEC2OCT in Google Sheets in 2020?

DEC2OCTThe DEC2OCT function converts a decimal number to signed octal format.

Sample Usage

DEC2OCT(“100”,8)

DEC2OCT(A2)

Syntax

DEC2OCT(decimal_number, [significant_digits])

decimal_number – The decimal value to be converted to signed octal, provided as a string.

For this function, this value has a maximum of 536870911 if positive, and a minimum of -53687092 if negative.

If decimal_number is provided as a valid decimal number, it will automatically be converted to the appropriate string input. For example, DEC2OCT(199) and DEC2OCT(“199”) yield the same result: 307.

significant_digits – [ OPTIONAL ] The number of significant digits to ensure in the result.

If this is greater than the number of significant digits in the result, the result is left-padded with zeros until the total number of digits reaches significant_digits.

This value is ignored if decimal_number is negative.

Notes

If the number of digits required is greater than the specified significant_digits, the #NUM! error is returned.

Ensure that any calculations using the result of DEC2OCT take into account that it is in octal. Results will be silently converted by Google Sheets; thus if cell A2 contains 111, the octal equivalent of the decimal value 73, and B2 contains a formula such as =A2+9, the result will be 120, which is incorrect in octal calculation.

OCT2HEX: The OCT2HEX function converts a signed octal number to signed hexadecimal format.

OCT2DEC: The OCT2DEC function converts a signed octal number to decimal format.

OCT2BIN: The OCT2BIN function converts a signed octal number to signed binary format.

HEX2OCT: The HEX2OCT function converts a signed hexadecimal number to signed octal format.

HEX2DEC: The HEX2DEC function converts a signed hexadecimal number to decimal format.

HEX2BIN: The HEX2BIN function converts a signed hexadecimal number to signed binary format.

DEC2HEX: The DEC2HEX function converts a decimal number to signed hexadecimal format.

DEC2BIN: The DEC2BIN function converts a decimal number to signed binary format.

BIN2OCT: The BIN2OCT function converts a signed binary number to signed octal format.

BIN2HEX: The BIN2HEX function converts a signed binary number to signed hexadecimal format.

BIN2DEC: The BIN2DEC function converts a signed binary number to decimal format.

Examples

Converts a decimal number to its octal value.

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