Arrays and Loops in VBScript

This section provides tutorial examples on how to use arrays and loops in VBScript language.

Array is a build-in data structure in Visual Basic language. It can used to store a collection of data elements with indexes to access each element. Arrays can be declared to hold a fixed number of elements as:

dim weekdays(5)

Arrays can also be declared to a variable number of elements as:

dim weekdays()
redim weekdays(5)
other statements
redim preserve weekdays(7)

Elements in a array can be iterated with the "for each ... next" statement as:

dim weekdays(5)
other statements
for each day in weekdays
   other statements
next

Here is a simple ASP page to how the features of arrays:

<script language="vbscript" runat="server">
'  array.asp
'  Copyright (c) 2002 by Dr. Herong Yang
'  This program demonstrates some special rules about arrays.
'
   response.write("<html><body>")
   response.write("<b>Tests on arrays</b>:<br/>")
   dim days()
   redim days(5)
   ' Referring elements by index
   days(0) = "Mon"
   days(1) = "Tue"
   days(2) = "Wed"
   days(3) = "Thu"
   days(4) = "Fri"
   ' Iterating through indexes
   for i=0 to 5-1
      response.write("Element " & i+1 & " = " & days(i) & "<br/>")
   next
   ' Increasing the size of the array
   redim preserve days(7)
   days(5) = "Sat"
   days(6) = "Sun"
   i = 1
   response.write("Two days added:<br/>")
   for each d in days
      response.write("Element " & i & " = " & d & "<br/>")
      i = i + 1
   next
   response.write("</body></html>")
</script>

Output

Tests on arrays:
Element 1 = Mon
Element 2 = Tue
Element 3 = Wed
Element 4 = Thu
Element 5 = Fri
Two days added:
Element 1 = Mon
Element 2 = Tue
Element 3 = Wed
Element 4 = Thu
Element 5 = Fri
Element 6 = Sat
Element 7 = Sun
Element 8 = 

Note that:

Last update: 2003.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 ASP (Active Server Pages) Introduction

 IIS (Internet Information Services) 5.0

 MS Script Debugger

VBScript Language

 Using VBScript in ASP Pages

 Mixing VBScript Statements with Static HTML Text

 Variables and Expressions in VBScript

Arrays and Loops in VBScript

 "Collection" Class in VBScript

 ASP Built-in Run-time Objects

 ASP Session

 Creating and Managing Cookies

 Managing Sessions with and without Cookies

 scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL

 Managing Response Header Lines

 Calculation Speed and Response Time

 ADO (ActiveX Data Object) DLL

 Working with MS Access Database

 Guest Book Application Example

 References

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