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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.
Caché MVBasic also supports bitstrings; see Caché MultiValue Basic Functions in the Caché MultiValue Basic Reference.
Available Tools
In addition to the language functions, InterSystems provides the following tools:
%SYSTEM.Bit class
Provides the following methods to convert to bitstrings:
Availability: All namespaces.
Reminder
The special variable $SYSTEM is bound to the %SYSTEM package. This means that (for ObjectScript) instead of ##class(%SYSTEM.class).method(), you can use $SYSTEM.class.method().