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  • InterSystems ObjectScript Basics

    Welcome to ISC1069: InterSystems ObjectScript Basics. This course contains three instructional lessons, plus hands-on exercises. The videos in this course are best if viewed full screen.

    In this course, you will learn the foundations of the InterSystems ObjectScript language especially as it relates to use in creating variables and objects in InterSystems IRIS Database Platform. You will learn about variables, commands, and operators as well as how to find more information using the InterSystems DocBooks when needed. This course contains instructional videos and exercises.

    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 regarding variable types in the InterSystems IRIS DocBooks.
    • 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.

    Duration80 minutes.

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

    Resources Needed  None.