The BIN2OCT function converts a signed binary number to signed octal format.
Sample Usage
BIN2OCT(101,8)
BIN2OCT(A2)
Syntax
BIN2OCT(signed_binary_number, [significant_digits])

signed_binary_number
 The signed 10bit binary value to be converted to signed octal, provided as a string.
The most significant bit of
signed_binary_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 0111111111 if positive, and a minimum of 1000000000 if negative.

If
signed_binary_number
is provided as a valid binary number, it will automatically be converted to the appropriate string input. For example,BIN2OCT(11111)
andBIN2OCT("11111")
yield the same result:37
.


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 leftpadded with zeros until the total number of digits reaches
significant_digits
. For example,BIN2OCT("11111")
yields the value00000037
. 
This value is ignored if the most significant bit of
signed_binary_number
is1
; that is, if the expressedsigned_binary_number
is greater than or equal to 1000000000.

Notes

As with any binary value, only the digits
0
and1
are valid. Digits other than these will causeBIN2OCT
to return a#NUM!
error. 
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 BIN2OCT take into account that it is in octal. Results will be silently converted by Google Sheets; thus if cell
A2
contains111
, the octal equivalent of binary1001001
, andB2
contains a formula such as=A2+9
, the result will be120
, which is incorrect in octal calculation.
See Also
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.
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.
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 binary number to its octal value.