The byte( function converts a number into a single byte of binary data (see Binary Data).


This function has one parameter:

number – is the value that you want to convert into a binary number. This value must be between -254 and 255.


This function converts a number from -254 to +255 into a single byte of binary data (see Binary Data).

Note: In older (pre-Unicode) versions of Panorama this function was identical to the chr( function, but they are now different. The result of the chr( function is a single character of text (which may be 1, 2, 3 or more bytes long), while the result of the byte( function is a single byte of binary data. Use the chr( function when working with text, the byte( function when working with binary data.

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10.0UpdatedCarried over from Panorama 6.0, but now returns a binary value instead of a text value.