An assignment is simply setting the value of a variable.

Assignment statements are always in the form of VariableName = Value:

FirstName = "Joe"

YearsAsProgrammer = 22

BirthDate = BirthDateField

In the first two examples, I used literal values to set the variables. In the last example, I used another variable to set the variable.

Assignment statements can get a lot more complex, because you can use more complex expressions on the right side of the assignment.