Bin function (LotusScript® Language)

Returns the binary representation of a number as a string.


Bin[$] ( numExpr )



Any numeric expression. If numExpr evaluates to a number with a fractional part, LotusScript® rounds it to the nearest integer before deriving its binary representation.

Return value

Bin returns a Variant of DataType 8 (String), and Bin$ returns a String.

Return values will only include the characters 0 and 1. The maximum length of the return value is 32 characters.


If the data type of numExpr is not Integer or Long, then LotusScript® attempts to convert it to a Long. If it cannot be converted, a type mismatch error occurs.