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Formula Reference / Formula Functions / Engineering Functions / DEC2BIN
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    DEC2BIN
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    This function converts a decimal number to a binary number.

    Syntax

    DEC2BIN(number,places)

    Arguments

    This function has these arguments:

    Argument Description
    number Decimal numeric value to convert in the range of -512 to 511
    places [Optional] Number of characters to return; if not an integer, the number is truncated

    If places argument is omitted, the calculation uses the minimum number of characters necessary. This argument is useful for adding leading zeros to the result.

    Remarks

    An error value is returned if the number is non-numeric or outside the range, or if the places value is non-numeric, negative, or too small.

    Data Types

    Accepts numeric data. Returns numeric data.

    Examples

    DEC2BIN(3,3)

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