# _SHR

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The _SHR function is used to shift the bits of a numerical value to the right.

## Syntax

### Parameters

- Template:Parameter is the variable to shift the bits of and can be of the following types: INTEGER, LONG, _INTEGER64, or _BYTE.
- Integer values can be signed or _UNSIGNED.
- Template:Parameter the number of places to shift the bits.
- While 0 is a valid value it will have no affect on the variable being shifted.

## Description

- Allows for division of a value by 2 faster than normal division (see example 2 below).
- Bits that reach the end of a variables bit count are dropped.
- The type of variable used to store the results should match the type of the variable being shifted.
- NOTE: When dealing with SIGNED variables, shifting the bits right will leave the sign bit set. This is due to how C++ deals with bit shifting under the hood.

## Availability

**Version 1.3 and up**.

## Examples

*Example 1:*

A~%% = 128 'set left most bit of anTemplate:Cl Template:Cl Template:Cl A~%% Template:Cl Template:Cl(A~%%,7) Template:Cl Template:Cl(A~%%,8) 'shift the bit off the right 'edge'

128 1 0

*Example 2:*

A~%% = 128 Template:Cl I%% = 0 Template:Cl 8 Template:Cl Template:Cl(A~%%, I%%) Template:Cl

128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 0

## See also

*Navigation:*