The BIT-TO-CHAR Function

The BIT-TO-CHAR function returns a character string that represents a bit pattern supplied on input.

The function type is alphanumeric.

General Format

Syntax for General Format for the BIT-TO-CHAR function


  1. argument-1 must be an alphanumeric literal, alphanumeric data item, or alphanumeric group item.
  2. argument-1 must consist only of the characters '0' and '1'.
  3. The length of argument-1 must be a multiple of 8 bytes.

Returned Values

  1. A character string consisting of bytes representing the sequence of '0' and '1' characters in argument-1.
  2. The length of the result string is equal to the length of the input string divided by 8.