### DEC2OCT(number [,places])

Returns the number converted from decimal to octal.

 number The decimal integer you want to convert. places (Optional) The number of characters to use.

#### Remarks

 * If any of the arguments are not numeric, then #VALUE! is returned.* If "number" < -536,870,912, then #NUM! is returned.* If "number" > 536,870,911, then #NUM! is returned.* If "number" < 0, then "places" is ignored and a 10-character (30-bit) octal number is returned. The first bit is the sign.* If "number" < 0, then two's-complement notation is used to represent the number.* If "places" is not an integer, it is truncated.* If "places" < 0, then #NUM! is returned.* If "places" is left blank, then the minimum number of characters necessary.* The "places" is useful for padding the return value with leading 0s.* If "places" is less than the number of characters, then #NUM! is returned.* You can use the DEC2BIN function to return a number converted from decimal to binary.* You can use the DEC2HEX function to return a number converted from decimal to hexadecimalr* You can use the OCT2DEC function to return a number converted from octal to decimal.* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com

 A 1 =DEC2OCT(58,3) = 072 2 =DEC2OCT(-100,2) = 7777777634 3 =DEC2OCT(-100) = 7777777634 4 =DEC2OCT(100,5) = 00144 5 =DEC2OCT(-100,5) = 7777777634 6 =DEC2OCT(-100,-2) = #NUM! 7 =DEC2OCT(100,2) = #NUM! 8 =DEC2OCT("some text",10) = #VALUE! 9 =DEC2OCT(10,"some text") = #VALUE!