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Trouble making a leaderboard for my game?

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6 days ago
Edited 6 days ago

Hello people.

I'm trying to make a Roblox game with a leaderboard but it isn't going great. I'm not getting any errors but the script is still not working. By not working I mean nothing pops up on the Leaderboard. Nothing pops up in the console when I go into the game, only if I test it in Roblox Studio. Here is the game:

Heres the code:

local DataStoreService = game:GetService("DataStoreService")
local Coins = DataStoreService:GetOrderedDataStore("Coins")

local function updateLeaderboard()
    local success, errorMessage = pcall(function()
        local Data = Coins:GetSortedAsync(false, 5)
        local CoinsPage = Data:GetCurrentPage()
        for Player, data in ipairs(CoinsPage) do
            local userName = game.Players:GetNameFromUserIdAsync(tonumber(data.key))
            local Name = userName
            local Coins = data.value
            local isOnLeaderboard = false
            for i, v in pairs(game.Workspace.Leaderboard.SurfaceGui.Holder:GetChildren()) do
                if v.Player.Text == Name then
                    isOnLeaderboard = true
            if Coins and isOnLeaderboard == false then
                local newLBFrame = game.ReplicatedStorage:WaitForChild("LeaderboardFrame"):Clone()
                newLBFrame.Player.Text = Name
                newLBFrame.Coins.Text = Coins
                newLBFrame.Position =, 0, newLBFrame.Position.Y.scaale + (.08 * #game.Workspace.Leaderboard.SurfaceGui.Holder:GetChildren()), 0)
                newLBFrame.Parent = game.Workspace.Leaderboard.SurfaceGui.Holder

    if not success then

while true do
    for _, Player in pairs(game.Players:GetPlayers()) do
        Coins:SetAsync(Player.userId, Player.leaderstats.Coins.Value)

    for _, frame in pairs(game.Workspace.Leaderboard.SurfaceGui.Holder:GetChildren()) do

    print("Updated LB")


Here is what the Roblox Studio's console, output or whatever says after I start playing then stopped

**14:58:55.711 Legit Parkour @ 30 Apr 2021 14:58 auto-recovery file was created - Studio - C:/Users/Kasutaja/Documents/ROBLOX/AutoSaves

14:59:04.829 Infinite yield possible on 'ReplicatedStorage:WaitForChild("LeaderboardFrame")' - Studio 14:59:04.829 Stack Begin - Studio 14:59:04.829 Script 'ServerScriptService.LeaderbOard', Line 20 - Studio - LeaderbOard:20 14:59:04.829 Script 'ServerScriptService.LeaderbOard', Line 5 - function updateLeaderboard - Studio - LeaderbOard:5 14:59:04.829 Script 'ServerScriptService.LeaderbOard', Line 43 - Studio - LeaderbOard:43 14:59:04.829 Stack End - Studio 15:00:10.887 The Parent property of

is locked, current parent: NULL, new parent ReplicatedFirst - Studio 15:00:10.888 Stack Begin - Studio 15:00:10.888 Script 'Model.MainModule', Line 20 - Studio 15:00:10.888 Stack End - Studio 15:00:10.848 Disconnect from ::ffff:|61122 - Studio**

Thank you!

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Answered by
Benbebop 976 Moderation Voter
6 days ago
Edited 6 days ago


First of all WaitForChild requires a time value.

Infinite yield possible on

basically means it doesn't know when to stop waiting for a child.

heres how it should look

part:WaitForChild("LeaderboardFrame", 10)

this would wait for 10 seconds before terminating.

Setting Parent

The Parent property of ? is locked, current parent: NULL, new parent ReplicatedFirst

This was actually a completely new error to me, turns out you attempted to set the parent of a destroyed object.

Something like this

local destroyee ="Part", workspace)


destroyee.Parent = game.ReplicatedStorage

Basically destroy sets the parent of an instance to nil, luau's way of deleting data, and locks it. As such you get this error when trying to index the parent parameter.

The fix for this is avoiding setting the parent of a destroyed instance.

Addendum: By Console I presume you mean Developer Console, from what I remember doesn't report errors and is just for running code or moderation in a live game. The output in Studio should be the end all be all for reporting errors. You can also use LogService as a reliable way to get errors in a live game.

im new and i dont understand the "Setting Parent" part. im not sure if spoonfeeding is allowed here but should i delete line 39? CBROHa 0 — 6d
i got it fixed, the issue was that there was no LeaderboardFrame in replicatedstorage CBROHa 0 — 5d
you should make this correct. xxaxxaz 19 — 3d

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