VALUE1
\
VALUE2

The \ operator performs integer division.


Parameters

This operator has two parameters:

The first numeric or text value.

value2 – The second numeric or text value.


Description

The \ operator converts both operands into integers and then divides them. The result is also an integer. Here are some examples:

17 \ 5 ☞ 3
19 \ 5 ☞ 3
20 \ 4 ☞ 5

Here are the same calculations using the regulare division operator:

17 / 5 ☞ 3.4
19 / 5 ☞ 3.8
20 / 4 ☞ 5

Note that because \ is an integer operation, the result is truncated, not rounded. If you want to find out the remainder of an integer division use the mod function.

Note for C Programmers: The Panorama formula x/y is equivalent to the C expression (long)x/(long)y


Error Messages

Cannot divide text by a number – Both parameters to this operator must be numbers.


See Also


History

VersionStatusNotes
10.0No ChangeCarried over from Panorama 6.0