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DEC2BIN(number, places)

  • Where 'number' is the decimal integer to be converted and
  • 'places' is the number of characters to display the output.

DEC2BIN() function converts a decimal number to its binary equivalent.


DEC2BIN(number, places)

  • The 'number' should be in the range -512 to 511. If it exceeds the limit, Calci gives a #NUM! error.
  • DEC2BIN returns an #ERROR, when the 'number' is nonnumeric.
  • 'places' argument is used to return the output with leading zeros. If 'places' argument is not used, 'Calci' uses the minimum number of characters required to display the binary output.
  • If 'places' is negative, Calci ignores the places and displays a 10 bit binary output. Most significant bit is the sign bit and remaining are magnitude bits.
  • If 'places' is not an integer, Calci truncates the value and uses the integer part as input.
  • A number preceding with '0' (e.g. 0377) should be written in text format ("0377") to avoid confusion with octal numbers.

For example,

DEC2BIN(10, 4) returns 1010

DEC2BIN(100) returns 0001100100

DEC2BIN(30,5.5) returns 011110


Function Binary Output
DEC2BIN(10) 0000001010
DEC2BIN(10,4) 1010
DEC2BIN(100,8) 01100100
DEC2BIN(-56) 1111001000
DEC2BIN(-512) 1000000000

ZOS Examples


number DEC2BIN
0 0000000000
1 0000000001
2 0000000010
3 0000000011
4 0000000100
5 0000000101
6 0000000110
7 0000000111
8 0000001000
9 0000001001
10 0000001010

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