BITAND function used to find a bit is set or not. It returns INTEGER.

Syntax :- BITAND(expr1,expr1)

If the values are the same, the operator returns 1 and return 0 otherwise.

BITAND function first convert both expression into binary format, then compare bit by bit and returns in decimal format

Examples:-

1. BITAND(1,1) — returns 1

2. BITAND(1,0) — returns 0

3. BITAND(0,1) — returns 0

4. BITAND(-1,-1)– returns -1

5. BITAND(null,null) – returns NULL

6. BITAND(24,18) – returns 8

Explanation:-

Binary representation of 24 is 11000

Binary representation of 15 is 1111

24 | 15 | BITAND | Result | Explanation |

1 | ||||

1 | 1 | ====> | 1 | (1 AND 1) is 1 |

0 | 1 | ====> | 0 | (0 AND 1) is 0 |

0 | 1 | ====> | 0 | (0 AND 1) is 0 |

0 | 1 | ====> | 0 | (0 AND 1) is 0 |

(Note that that bits are considered from right, least significant first)

Result is 1000 in binary format. If you convert 1000 binary into decimal format we get 8.

So BITAND(24,18) = 8

7. BITAND(6,2) – returns 2

Binary representation of 6 is 110

Binary representation of 2 is 10

BITAND returns 10 in Binary, which is 2

8. BITAND(6,3) – returns 2

Binary representation of 6 is 110

Binary representation of 2 is 11

BITAND returns 10 in Binary, which is 2

## One response to “BITAND function Oracle”

I think there is a mistake in the above calculation. For example: BITAND(24,18) = 16 (not 8)