Bitwise operator in Oracle

Posted on 2000-04-02
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I'm porting stored procedures from Sybase to Oracle 8i but I can't find any bitwise operator in Oracle. Is there any? If not please give me a way to do it (AND, OR, XOR, NOT operators).
Question by:daitt
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Expert Comment

ID: 2678893
In Oracle AND, OR and NOT operators are supported. XOR could be implemented i think.

Author Comment

ID: 2679031
Please give me a simple example of using them in a Stored Procedure.
Just print out (5 AND 7) for example.

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syakobson earned 50 total points
ID: 2680342
AND, OR and NOT are LOGICAL not BITWISE operators. They take TRUE/FALSE operands only. PL/SQL provides UTL_RAW package which will allow you to perform BITWISE operations against either raw datatype or strings assigned HEX values:

SQL> declare a varchar2(2);
  2  b varchar2(2);
  3  begin
  4  a := '&1';
  5  b := '&2';
  6  dbms_output.put_line(a || ' AND ' || b || ' = ' || utl_raw.bit_and(a,b));
  7  dbms_output.put_line(a || ' OR  ' || b || ' = ' || utl_raw.bit_or(a,b));
  8  dbms_output.put_line(a || ' XOR  ' || b || ' = ' || utl_raw.bit_xor(a,b));
  9  dbms_output.put_line('NOT ' || a || ' = ' || utl_raw.bit_complement(a));
 10  end;
 11  /
Enter value for 1: 1F
old   4: a := '&1';
new   4: a := '1F';
Enter value for 2: F1
old   5: b := '&2';
new   5: b := 'F1';
1F AND F1 = 11
1F OR  F1 = FF
1F XOR  F1 = EE
NOT 1F = E0

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

Solomon Yakobson.

Expert Comment

ID: 2680578
Sorry Solomon, i didn't read the question properly. But thanks for the UTL_RAW package though.

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