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Convert strings to bitstrings.

Background Information

A bitstring is a kind of string, made up of a compressed series of bits. ObjectScript provides the $BIT function and other functions for working with bitstrings. For an overview, see “Bitstrings” in the ObjectScript Tutorial.

Available Tools

In addition to the language functions, InterSystems provides the following tools:

Provides the following methods to convert to bitstrings:

  • StringToBit()

  • ZBitToBit()

Availability: All namespaces.


The special variable $SYSTEM is bound to the %SYSTEM package. This means that instead of ##class(%SYSTEM.class).method(), you can use $SYSTEM.class.method().