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How do I do arithmetic with attribute?

Asked by 10 days ago
SecTime = game.workspace:GetAttribute("Second")
while true do
    wait(1)
    SecTime = SecTime + 1
    game.Workspace:SetAttribute("Second", SecTime)
end

It gives me a error, attempting to do arithmetic at line 4. How do i fix it

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haven’t used attributes but I’m pretty sure I remember that you can choose what type they are (string, number, etc) you probably made it a string by accident Speedmask 644 — 10d

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Answered by
RAFA1608 448 Moderation Voter
10 days ago

Hello!

You see, strings can not be added, subtracted, multiplied, whatever, with a number. What you can do, is to first convert the string to a number, and then convert it back to a string.

local string = "200"

local finalnumber = tonumber(string) + 300

local finalstring = tostring(finalnumber)

If you're confused, you can go here for an article about strings and their behavior.

I hope this helps!

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Answered by
0hsa 194
10 days ago

your code was much deprecation

local start = os.time()

while true do
    local now = os.time()
    workspace:SetAttribute("Second", math.floor(now - start))
    wait(0.5)
end

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