# How to Use OCT2BIN in Google Sheets in 2020?

OCT2BINThe OCT2BIN function converts a signed octal number to signed binary format.

Sample Usage

OCT2BIN(37,8)

OCT2BIN(A2)

Syntax

OCT2BIN(signed_octal_number, [significant_digits])

signed_octal_number – The signed 30-bit octal value to be converted to signed binary, provided as a string.

The most significant bit of signed_octal_number is the sign bit; that is, negative numbers are represented in two’s complement format.

For this function, this value has a maximum of 777 if positive, and a minimum of 7777777000 if negative.

If signed_octal_number is provided as a valid octal number, it will automatically be converted to the appropriate string input. For example, OCT2BIN(177) and OCT2BIN(“177”) yield the same result: 1111111.

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 the most significant bit of signed_octal_number is 1; that is, if the expressed signed_octal_number is greater than or equal to 4000000000.

Notes

As with any octal value, only the digits 0-7 are valid. Digits outside of this will cause OCT2BIN to return a #NUM! error.

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

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.

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.

DEC2OCT: The DEC2OCT function converts a decimal number to signed octal 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 an octal number to its binary value.

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