# Documentation/Calc Functions/BITXOR

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## Function name:

BITXOR

## Category:

Mathematical

## Summary:

Returns a bitwise logical "exclusive or" of the parameters. Each bit position is returned as 1 if the values of the parameters at that bit position are not equal; in other words, one value is 0 and the other is 1.

## Syntax:

BITXOR(**Number 1**; **Number 2**)

## Returns:

Returns a positive integer.

## Arguments:

**Number 1** and **Number 2** are positive integers less than 2 ^ 48 (281,474,976,710,656).

- If either argument is a decimal number then its floor value is considered.
- If either argument is less than 0, BITOR returns the Err:502.
- If either argument is greater than (2^48)-1, BITXOR returns the error value.

## Additional details:

None

## Examples:

Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|

=BITXOR(6;10) | 6 in binary is 0110 and 10 in binary is 1010 so (0110 ^ 1010 = 1100) |
12 (1100) |

=BITXOR(6.123;10) | floor value of 6.123 is taken so 6 in binary is 0110 and 10 in binary is 1010 so (0110 ^ 1010 = 1100) |
12 (1100) |

=BITOR(123;156) | 123 in binary is 01111011 and 156 in binary is 10011100 so (0110 ^ 1010 = 11100111) |
231 (11100111) |

=BITXOR(123; 2^48 + 5) | number 2 argument is greater than 2^48 hence it will return an error |
Err:502 |

=BITXOR(123; -5) | number 2 argument is negative hence it will return an error |
Err:502 |

## Related LibreOffice functions:

## ODF standard:

## Equivalent Excel functions:

BITXOR