DEC2BIN


Definition of DEC2BIN

Converts a decimal number to signed binary format.

Sample Usage

DEC2BIN("100",8)

DEC2BIN(A2)

Syntax

DEC2BIN(decimal_number, [significant_digits])

  • decimal_number - The decimal value to be converted to signed binary, provided as a string.

    • For this function, this value has a maximum of 511 if positive, and a minimum of -512 if negative.

    • If decimal_number is provided as a valid decimal number, it will automatically be converted to the appropriate string input. For example, DEC2BIN(199) and DEC2BIN("199") yield the same result:11000111.

  • 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 DEC2BIN take into account that it is in binary. Results will be silently converted; thus if cell A2 contains 11111, the binary equivalent of the decimal value 31, and B2 contains a formula such as =A2+9, the result will be 11120, which is incorrect in binary calculation.

See Also

OCT2HEX: Converts a signed octal number to signed hexadecimal format.

OCT2DEC: Converts a signed octal number to decimal format.

OCT2BIN: Converts a signed octal number to signed binary format.

HEX2OCT: Converts a signed hexadecimal number to signed octal format.

HEX2DEC: Converts a signed hexadecimal number to decimal format.

HEX2BIN: Converts a signed hexadecimal number to signed binary format.

DEC2OCT: Converts a decimal number to signed octal format.

DEC2HEX: Converts a decimal number to signed hexadecimal format.

BIN2OCT: Converts a signed binary number to signed octal format.

BIN2HEX: Converts a signed binary number to signed hexadecimal format.

BIN2DEC: Converts a signed binary number to decimal format.

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