getbit(

getbit(NUMBER

, BIT

)
The** getbit( **function returns the value of a bit within a number.

**Parameters**

This function has two parameters:

** number** – an integer value.

** bit** – the bit number to test, may be from 1 to 64.

**Description**

This function returns a true or false value by testing a bit within a number. The bit number may be from 1 to 64. If the bit is set, the returned value will be true (-1), if it is not set, the returned value will be false (0).

`getbit(5,1) ☞ `*-1 (true)*
getbit(5,2) ☞ *0 (false)*
getbit(5,3) ☞ *-1 (true)*
getbit(5,4) ☞ *0 (false)*

Note: This function is equivalent to:

```
(bit(bitnum) and thenum) <> 0
```

**See Also**

- bit( -- converts a bit number (1 to 64) into a number (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, etc.)
- onescomplement( -- returns the one's complement of a 64 bit number (all bits are reversed)
- setbit( -- sets or clears one bit within a number, without disturbing any of the other bits.

**History**

Version | Status | Notes |

10.0 | Updated | Carried over from Panorama 6.0, but now supports up to 64 bits (instead of 32). |