returns the result, subject to the following rules:
Table 1. Variant Division Rules
|Both expressions are of the string, date, character, boolean type||Double is returned|
|One expression is a string type and the other a character||Division and a double is returned|
|One expression is numeric and the other is a string||Division and a double is returned.|
|Both expressions are numeric||Division and a double is returned|
|Either expression is NULL||NULL is returned|
|A com_exception with code DISP_E_DIVBYZERO is thrown|
|0 as type double is returned|
|Both expressions are empty||A com_exception with code DISP_E_OVERFLOW is thrown|
Note: As with all the variant arithmetic functions, the parameters for this function can be either a PHP native type (integer, string, floating point, boolean or NULL), or an instance of a COM, VARIANT or DOTNET class. PHP native types will be converted to variants using the same rules as found in the constructor for the VARIANT class. COM and DOTNET objects will have the value of their default property taken and used as the variant value.
The variant arithmetic functions are wrappers around the similarly named functions in the COM library; for more information on these functions, consult the MSDN library. The PHP functions are named slightly differently; for example variant_add() in PHP corresponds to VarAdd() in the MSDN documentation.