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Returns a Variant (String) representing the octal value of a number.


Oct( number )

The required numberargument is any valid numeric expression or string expression.


If number is not already a whole number, it is rounded to the nearest whole number before being evaluated.

If number is

Oct returns




Zero (0)

Any other number

Up to 11 octal characters

You can represent octal numbers directly by preceding numbers in the proper range with &O. For example, &O10 is the octal notation for decimal 8.

Query examples



SELECT Oct(2) AS Expr1 FROM ProductSales GROUP BY Oct(2);

Returns the Octal value of "2" and displays the result in column Expr1.

SELECT quantity,Oct(quantity) AS Expr1 FROM ProductSales;

Returns the values from "quantity" along with Octal value of all the data values in the column "quantity". returns the values from "quantity" along with Octal value of all the data values in the column "quantity" and displays the results in the column "OctValue".

VBA Example

Note: Examples that follow demonstrate the use of this function in a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) module. For more information about working with VBA, select Developer Reference in the drop-down list next to Search and enter one or more terms in the search box.

This example uses the Oct function to return the octal value of a number.

Dim MyOct
MyOct = Oct(4) ' Returns 4.
MyOct = Oct(8) ' Returns 10.
MyOct = Oct(459) ' Returns 713.

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