Performs a bitwise OR on two expressions.

expression1 |

# Arguments

*expression1*-
Any numeric expression.

*expression2*-
Any numeric expression.

# Remarks

The **|** operator coerces the arguments to matching data types. Then the **|** operator looks at the binary representation of the values of two expressions and does a bitwise OR operation on them. The data types of the arguments determine the data type returned by this operator.

The result of this operation behaves as follows:

В | Copy Code |
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0101 (expression1) 1100 (expression2) ---- 1101 (result) |

Any time either of the expressions has a 1 in a digit, the result will have a 1 in that digit. Otherwise, the result will have a 0 in that digit.