## Purpose

Encodes a sequence of bits into a sequence of characters representing its encoding. The following encodings are supported:

- BaseX
- BaseY
- Base64M (MIME)
- ASCII

where X is a power of 2 (for example, 2, 8, 16) and Y is not a power of 2 (for example, 10 and 36).

## Syntax

- TD_SYSFNLIB.
- Name of the database where the function is located.
- instring
- The binary string value, that is, the sequence of characters to be encoded.
- out_encoding
- The encoding FROM_BYTES uses to encode the sequence of characters specified by instring.