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oct2bin() Function


oct2bin( value, place )

Converts an Octal number as text to a Binary number as text.


Keyword Type Description



Octal value as text to convert, such as 771.



The number of places in the result.



Usage considerations

Using the value parameter

Invalid digits for a value parameter, including signs, are ignored.

Using the place parameter

The default value for place is however many places are necessary to represent the number.


oct2bin(144) returns 1100100

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Partially compatible

Can be used with offline mobile if it is loaded at the top of the form.

Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible

oct2bin() Function