Variants and Subtypes

VBScript has a single data type called a variant.  Variants have the ability to store different types of data. The types of data that a variant can store are referred to as subtypes

The table below describes the subtypes supported by VBScript.

Subtype Description of Uses for Each Subtype
Byte Integer numbers between 0 to 255
Boolean True and False
Currency Monetary values
Date Date and time
Double Extremely large numbers with decimal points
Empty The value that a variant holds before being used
Error An error number
Integer Large integers between -32,768 and 32,767
Long Extremely large integers (-2,147,483,648 and 2,147,483,647)
Object Objects
Null No valid data
Single Large numbers with decimal points
String Character strings

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
Last updated: July 24th 2004
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