# Excel BITOR Function

Summary

The Excel BITOR function returns a decimal number representing the bitwise OR of two numbers. For each corresponding bit in the binary representation of the numbers a logical OR operation is performed, and the resulting number returned.

Purpose

Returns a 'Bitwise Or' of two numbers

Return value

Decimal Number

Syntax

=BITOR (number1, number2)

Arguments

**number1**- A positive decimal number.**number2**- A positive decimal number.

Usage notes

The input numbers must be greater than or equal to zero and no larger than 2^48 - 1.