isNaN Method (Windows Scripting - JScript)

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a value is the reserved value NaN (not a number).



Return Value

true if the value converted to the Number type is the NaN, otherwise false.


The required numValue is the value to be tested against NaN.

You typically use this method to test return values from the parseInt and parseFloat methods.

Alternatively, a variable that contains NaN or another value could be compared to itself. If it compares as unequal, it is NaN. This is because NaN is the only value that is not equal to itself.


Version 1

Applies To: Global Object (Windows Scripting - JScript)

isNaN(100);                   //Returns false
isNaN("100");                 //Returns false
isNaN("ABC");                 //Returns true
isNaN("10C");                 //Returns true
isNaN(Math.sqrt(-1));         //Returns true

See Also

isFinite Method (Windows Scripting - JScript)
NaN Property (Global) (Windows Scripting - JScript)
parseFloat Method (Windows Scripting - JScript)
parseInt Method (Windows Scripting - JScript)