# ASP Operators

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”