encode()

Encodes a string to a binary object based on the specified encoding.

Syntax

encode(STR, [CHARSET])
Required Parameters
STR
Expression that returns a string. The function returns null if a non-string value is received.
Optional Parameters
CHARSET
Character set (default: utf-8). Use the preferred MIME name or aliases registered in the IANA Charset. https://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets/character-sets.xhtml

Usage

json "{}" 
| eval encoded=encode("hello, world!"), decoded=decode(encoded)
=> encoded: 68656c6c6f2c20776f726c6421 # Binary
=> decoded: "hello, world!" # String