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How do i find a player with their name?

Asked by 11 months ago
Edited by SerpentineKing 11 months ago
local Players = game:GetService("Players")
local player = game:WaitForChild(Players[script.Parent.Parent.Value.Value]) 

The Value is a string value containing the player's name. but the error i'm getting says that preston1196 is not a valid member of Players. So it can't find my username in the Players.

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is this on a LocalScript or a Script? TheBigBro122 359 — 11mo
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Local Script. preston1196 22 — 11mo
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and you are getting the Player that the LocalScript is on? TheBigBro122 359 — 11mo
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No preston1196 22 — 11mo
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rather than the second line you should try to use Players:WaitForChild(script.Parent.Parent.Value.Value) Wiggles1305 49 — 11mo

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Answered by 11 months ago

I did a bit of messing around and found out a space got into the string and thats what caused it not to find it.

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kisty1 111
11 months ago

You're doing game:WaitForChild(...)

You should do

local player = Players:WaitForChild(script.Parent.Parent.Value.Value)

Instead

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That just gets me a infinite yield. preston1196 22 — 11mo
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Answered by 11 months ago
Edited 11 months ago

I assume that "Value" is a StringValue

The problem is Value is a Property, so use :WaitForChild()

Try either one

local player = Players:WaitForChild(script.Parent.Parent:WaitForChild("Value").Value)
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The First one gives me a infinite yield and the second one just dosen't find it. preston1196 22 — 11mo
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did you at least make sure script.Parent.Parent.Value.Value has a value? TheBigBro122 359 — 11mo

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