Convert to binary in robot framework

The Convert To Binary keyword as described is designed to convert a given item into a binary string, with optional configurations for the base of the item, a prefix for the binary string, and a minimum length for the resulting binary string. Here’s a breakdown of its functionality:

  1. Arguments:
  • item: The value to be converted to binary. This can be a number or a string that represents a number.
  • base (optional): The numerical base of the item. If not specified, it’s assumed that the item is in base 10. This is useful when the item is a string representing a number in a base other than 10, such as hexadecimal (base 16).
  • prefix (optional): A string to prepend to the resulting binary string. Common prefixes include 0b to indicate a binary number.
  • length (optional): The minimum length of the resulting binary string, excluding any prefix and a possible minus sign for negative numbers. If the binary representation of the item is shorter than this length, it will be padded with leading zeros.
  1. Functionality:
  • The keyword first converts the item to an integer, taking into account the specified base if provided. This is achieved internally, possibly using a keyword like Convert To Integer.
  • It then converts this integer to a binary representation, which is a string of 1s and 0s that corresponds to the binary equivalent of the integer.
  • If a prefix is specified, it is added to the beginning of this binary string.
  • If the binary string is shorter than the specified length, it is padded with leading zeros until it reaches the desired length.
  1. Examples:
  • ${result} = Convert To Binary 10
    The number 10 is converted to binary, resulting in 1010.
  • ${result} = Convert To Binary F base=16 prefix=0b
    The hexadecimal number ‘F’ is converted to binary with a 0b prefix, resulting in 0b1111.
  • ${result} = Convert To Binary -2 prefix=B length=4
    The number -2 is converted to binary, with a prefix B and padded to a minimum length of 4, resulting in -B0010.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ads Blocker Image Powered by Code Help Pro

Ads Blocker Detected!!!

We have detected that you are using extensions to block ads. Please support us by disabling these ads blocker.

Powered By
Best Wordpress Adblock Detecting Plugin | CHP Adblock