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Convert number to octal

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What is the easiest way to convert a number to octal in TextPipe Pro?
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One more thing

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One more thing...

I tried using the VBScript but this won't let me do large numbers. I can only do like 8 digits and I need to do 11 digit numbers.
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Can you post the code you've used to achieve 8 digits?
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I used the VBscript function and had this in process line:

function processLine(line, EOL)
processLine = oct(line)
end function

oct is just a VB function, and in doing research it looks like it is limitation of the function that it can only handle 11 characters.

I tried to do this with the following perl script:

sub processLine {
$o = ($_[1]);
$n = oct($_[0]) if $_[0] =~ /^0/;
}

but when I try to run it I get the following error:

Missing function - processLine
Note - script language may be case sensitive.

I am not sure why I get this error because I have the above function.

Any help with the perlscript error or another way to do it would be appreciative.
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Post by DataMystic Support »

Hi Garren,

perlscript doesn't work - we have an active bug request with ActiveState.

You're going to have to write a function that shifts the bits of the number progressively and builds the octal number.
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