# How-to: VB Script Array Variables

An array variable can be created either locally with 'Dim', or as a public or private variable.

## One dimensional Array

The maximum size of the array is determined by the subscript value in brackets:

DIM *variableName***(***subscript***)**

Example:
Dim arrCoffee(2)
arrCoffee(0) = "Expresso"
arrCoffee(1) = "Latte"
arrCoffee(2) = "Cappuchino"
wscript.echo arrCoffee(2)

The lower bound of an array is always zero, so in the above example the subscript is 2 yet the array holds 3 items.

## Two dimensional Array

A 2 dimensional array can be thought of as like a spreadsheet with X rows and Y columns, each holding one value.

The definition has 2 subscripts for X and Y:

DIM *varname*(*SubscriptX, Subscript*Y)

Example:
Dim arrCoffee(2,1)
arrCoffee(0,0) = "Expresso"
arrCoffee(0,1) = "No"
arrCoffee(1,0) = "Latte"
arrCoffee(1,1) = "Yes"
arrCoffee(2,0) = "Cappuchino"
arrCoffee(2,1) = "Yes"
wscript.echo "Coffee: " + arrCoffee(2,0) + " Milk: " + arrCoffee(2,1)

## Multi dimensional Array

A multi dimensional array can be constructed just like a 2 dimensional one, adding extra subscripts for each extra dimension up to a maximum of 600.

DIM *varname*(*SubscriptX, Subscript*Y, *Subscript*Z...)

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**Related**

Variables - Define VBScript variables.

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