DEC2OCT Function in Excel – Convert Decimal to Octal in Excel

DEC2OCT Function in Excel converts Decimal number to Octal number.

Syntax of DEC2OCT Function in Excel (DECIMAL TO OCTAL FUNCTION IN EXCEL):

DEC2OCT(number,[places])

Where

  • number – The Decimal number that is to be converted to Octal.
  • [places] –  An optional argument that specifies how many digits needs to be returned.

 

Example of DEC2OCT Function in Excel (DECIMAL TO OCTAL FUNCTION IN EXCEL):

Formula:

DEC2OCT Function in Excel 1

  • In row number 2, DEC2OCT Function takes up [places] argument as 8 which returns the 8 digits with 6 preceding Zeros i.e. 00000016.

Result:

DEC2OCT Function in Excel 2

Note: #NUM! – Error occurs

  • If the supplied number argument is greater than 511 or less than -512
  • If the supplied [places] argument is less than 0 and greater than 10.

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