The AND (boolean) conditonal operator is used to include another evaluation in an IF…THEN or Boolean statement.

## Syntax

IF condition AND (boolean) condition2

## Description

- If condition AND (boolean) condition2 are true then the evaluation returns true (-1).
- condition and condition2 can also contain their own AND evaluations.
- Both the IF evaluation and the AND evaluation must be true for the statement to be true.
- Statements can use parenthesis to clarify an evaluation.
- AND (boolean) and OR (boolean) cannot be used to combine command line operations.
- Not to be confused with the AND and OR numerical operations.

**Relational Operators:**

Symbol | Condition | Example Usage |
---|---|---|

= | Equal | IF a = b THEN |

<> | NOT equal | IF a <> b THEN |

< | Less than | IF a < b THEN |

> | Greater than | IF a > b THEN |

<= | Less than or equal | IF a <= b THEN |

>= | Greater than or equal | IF a >= b THEN |

## Example(s)

Using AND in an IF statement.

```
a% = 100
b% = 50
IF a% > b% AND a% < 200 THEN PRINT "True"
```

```
True
```

*Explanation:* Both condition evaluations must be true for the code to be executed.

Using a AND a more complex way.

```
a% = 100
b% = 50
c% = 25
d% = 50
e% = 100
IF (a% > b% AND b% > c%) AND (c% < d% AND d% < e%) THEN
PRINT "True"
ELSE
PRINT "False"
END IF
```

```
True
```

*Explanation:* The evaluations in the paranteses are evaluated first then the evaluation *of* the paranteses takes place, since all evaluations return True the IF…THEN evaluation returns True. If any of the evaluations returned False then the IF…THEN evaluation would also return False.

## See Also

- AND, OR (logical operators)
- OR (boolean), XOR (boolean)
- IF…THEN