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GET_BIT function [Bit array]

Returns the value (1 or 0) of a specified bit in a bit array.

GET_BIT( bit-expression, position )
  • bit-expression   The bit array containing the bit.

  • position   The position of the bit for which to return the status.


The positions in the array are counted from the left side, starting at 1.

If position exceeds the length of the array, 0 (false) is returned.

See also
Standards and compatibility
  • SQL/2003   Vendor extension.


The following statement returns the value 1:

SELECT GET_BIT( '00110011' , 4 );

The following statement returns the value 0:

SELECT GET_BIT( '00110011' , 5 );