Topic outline

  • InterSystems ObjectScript Basics

    Learn the foundations of InterSystems ObjectScript and create scripts, variables, commands, and operators in InterSystems IRIS® data platform. Practice what you have learned in hands-on exercises.

    This course contains three instructional lessons and hands-on exercises. The videos are best viewed in full-screen mode.

    Version Updates The instructional content of this course has not changed from previous versions. Updates include:

    • Applicable for all InterSystems products

    Prerequisite Learning or Experience  The following classes and experience are helpful, but not required, when taking this course:

    Audience  This course is for those who are new to InterSystems ObjectScript and have a basic knowledge of InterSystems tools.

    Learning Objectives  By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Define how variables are typed in InterSystems ObjectScript.
    • Demonstrate how to search documentation to find more information about variable types.
    • Demonstrate the use of set, write and kill to set variables, see what they contain, and remove them from memory.
    • Manipulate variables using arithmetic & built-in functions.
    • Use logical operators to compare variables.
    • Evaluate an if/else statement.
    • Use do to run a method.
    • Employ a loop in code.

    Duration1h 30m

    Grading Criteria  This course is not graded; quiz questions are provided for self-assessment.

    Resources Needed  None.

    Note:
    This course is being updated; it currently uses the Atelier extension for the Eclipse IDE, and Atelier has been deprecated. We recommend using the InterSystems ObjectScript Extension Pack in Visual Studio Code instead. See instructions for using the VS Code extension.