 # BITOR function

BITOR function

This function has been introduced with Excel 2013 and it returns bit-wise "OR" of 2 numbers.

For example, binary representation of 3 is 11 and for 10 it is 1010 and we can check that we have 1 in 1st, 2nd and 4th postition - in common in both binaries from right to left i.e.,

10 -> 1010

3  ->      11

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1011

Hence, starting from right it is, 2^0+2^1+2^3  which would result in 11. Note that 2^2 would not be included as 3rd position from right, do not have 1 in both the binaries.

Using formula, we can obtain the same result using formula as:-

=BITOR(3,10)

which would result in 11.

Syntax:-

=BITOR(number1, number2)

where number 1 and number 2 must be greater than or equal to zero.

Note:- You'll get #VALUE! error if you enter any non-numeric character in place of number 1 and number 2.

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