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BITLSHIFT

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This function calculates the value shifted left by the specified number of bits.

BITLSHIFT(*value, shift_amt*)

This function has the following arguments:

Argument | Description |
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value |
Refers to a value that you want to shift. |

shift_amt |
Refers to a number of bits to be shifted by. |

Shifting a number left is similar to adding zeros (0) at right end of the binary representation of that number. If *shift_amt* is a negative number, then the *value* will be shifted to right.

Accepts numeric data for both arguments. Returns numeric data.

BITLSHIFT(3,5) gives the result 96.

BITLSHIFT(1,4) gives the result 16.

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