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# How To Use BITLSHIFT() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Shifts the bits of the input a certain number of places to the left.

Common questions about the BITLSHIFT formula:
1. What is the BITLSHIFT formula?
2. What does the BITLSHIFT formula do?
3. What are the syntax and parameters of the BITLSHIFT formula?

How can the BITLSHIFT formula be used appropriately:
The BITLSHIFT formula can be used correctly by understanding the syntax and parameters of the formula. It is used to shift the bits to the left or right within an expression so that a particular bit pattern or set of bits can be isolated and manipulated.

How can the BITLSHIFT formula be commonly mistyped:
The BITLSHIFT formula may be commonly mistyped as ""BITSHIFT"" or ""BITLSHIF"".

What are some common ways the BITLSHIFT formula is used inappropriately:
The BITLSHIFT formula should not be used to perform basic logical operations such as AND, OR, and XOR.

What are some common pitfalls when using the BITLSHIFT formula:
Some common pitfalls include not understanding the syntax and parameters of the formula, mistyping the formula, and not understanding the range of possible values the formula can output.

What are common mistakes when using the BITLSHIFT Formula:
Common mistakes include mistyping the formula, not understanding the syntax and parameters of the formula, and not understanding the possible range of input and output values.

What are common misconceptions people might have with the BITLSHIFT Formula:
People may be under the misconception that the BITLSHIFT formula can be used to perform certain types of logical operations, such as OR, AND, or XOR, when it should only be used to shift bits.

How To Actually Use BITLSHIFT() in Sheets

`BITLSHIFT(value, shift_amount)`

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