ASP is programmed in VBScript by default, thus ASP’s operators are VBScript

operators by default.

Operators in ASP fall into four categories Math, Comparisons, the

somewhat more advanced Logic operators, and Leftovers(those that don’t fit well into any category).

# ASP Arithmetic Operators

The mathematical operators in ASP are similar to many other programming languages. However, ASP does

not support shortcut operators like ++, –, +=, etc.

Operator | English | Example | Result |
---|---|---|---|

+ | Addition | myNum = 3 + 4 | myNum = 7 |

– | Subtraction | myNum = 4 – 1 | myNum = 3 |

* | Multiplication | myNum = 3 * 2 | myNum = 6 |

/ | Division | myNum = 9 / 3 | myNum = 3 |

^ | Exponential | myNum = 2 ^ 4 | myNum = 16 |

Mod | Modulus | myNum = 23 Mod 10 | myNum = 3 |

– | Negation | myNum = -10 | myNum = -10 |

\ | Integer Division | myNum = 9 \ 3 | myNum = 3 |

# Comparison Operators

Comparison operators are used when you want to compare two values to make a decision.

Comparison operators are most commonly used in conjunction with “If…Then” and “While something is true do this…” statements, otherwise

known as conditional statements. The items that are most often compared are numbers. The result

of a comparison operator is either TRUE or FALSE.

Operator | English | Example | Result |
---|---|---|---|

= | Equal To | 4 = 3 | False |

< | Less Than | 4 < 3 | False |

> | Greater Than | 4 > 3 | True |

<= | Less Than Or Equal To | 4 <= 3 | False |

>= | Greater Than Or Equal To | 4 >= 3 | True |

<> | Not Equal To | 4 <>3 | True |

# Logical Operators

The above comparison operators result in a truth value of TRUE or FALSE. A logical

operator is used for complex statements that must make decisions based on one

or more of these truth values.

Operator | English | Example | Result |
---|---|---|---|

And | Both Must be TRUE | True and False | False |

Or | One Must be TRUE | True or False | True |

Not | Flips Truth Value | Not True | False |

# String Operators

The only string operator is the string concatenation operator “&” that

takes two strings and slams them together to form a new string. An example would

be string1 = “Tim” and string2 = ” is a Hero”. The following code would combine

these two strings into one: string3 = string1 & string2

Operator | English | Example | Result |
---|---|---|---|

& | String Concatenation | string4 = “Bob” & ” runs” | string4 = “Bob runs” |