# += Add With Operator

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`+=`

Add With Operator

Adds the right hand value to a variable (expression)

## Description

The Add With operator takes the value of the variable specified on the left side of the operator and adds it with the value on the right hand side. Then it assigns the result back to the variable specified on the left side.

It is ostensibly just shorthand for `$i = $i + value`

.

This operator is only available in expressions.

## Examples

```
Â» $i = 3
Â» $i += 2
Â» $i
5
```

## Detail

### Strict Types

Unlike with the standard arithmetic operators (`+`

, `-`

, `*`

, `/`

), silent data casting isn't supported with arithmetic assignments like `+=`

, `-=`

, `*=`

and `/=`

. Not even when `strict-types`

is disabled (read more)

You can work around this by using the slightly longer syntax: **variable = value op value**, for example:

```
Â» $i = "3"
Â» $i = $i + "2"
Â» $i
5
```

## See Also

- Operators And Tokens: A table of all supported operators and tokens
`*=`

Multiply By Operator: Multiplies a variable by the right hand value (expression)`+`

Addition Operator: Adds two numeric values together (expression)`-=`

Subtract By Operator: Subtracts a variable by the right hand value (expression)`/=`

Divide By Operator: Divides a variable by the right hand value (expression)`cast`

: Alters the data-type of the previous function without altering its output`config`

: Query or define Murex runtime settings`expr`

: Expressions: mathematical, string comparisons, logical operators`float`

(floating point number): Floating point number (primitive)`int`

: Whole number (primitive)`num`

(number): Floating point number (primitive)

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