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# "attempt to compare string with number" Error?

The error appears to be in line 10, any ideas?

local Player = script.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent
local oops = script.Parent.Parent.Parent.Oops
local HBidder = workspace.HighestBidder.Value
local HBid = workspace.HighestBid.Value
print(Player)

script.Parent.FocusLost:Connect(function()
local Text = script.Parent.Text
if tonumber(Text) then
if tonumber(Text) > HBid then
HBid = Text
HBidder = Player
end
end
end)


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nilVector 812
2 years ago

The error describes exactly what you're doing wrong.

tonumber(Text) will return a number representation of Text. HBid, I'm assuming, is a string. How can a number be greater than a string (without getting into certain technicalities)? It can't. A number is a number, and a string is a string. What I think you did was that you used a StringValue for HBid when you should've been using an IntValue.

Additionally, I've noticed another mistake. You do:

local HBidder = workspace.HighestBidder.Value
local HBid = workspace.HighestBid.Value


and then later on, you try changing their values by doing

HBid = Text
HBidder = Player


That will not change their values. Initially, HBidder and HBid are not a reference to HighestBidder.Value and HighestBid.Value but rather strings whose values are equal to their values. Whenever you want to change ValueBase objects, you must refer to their object first and then assign a change to their Value property, so it should be more like this:

local HBidder = workspace.HighestBidder
local HBid = workspace.HighestBid

-- later on in the script
HBid.Value = Text
HBidder.Value = Player


Same thing if you want to check the Value. You must check HBidder.Value rather than HBidder and HBid.Value rather than HBid.

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everything goes okay until i get error "attempt to compare userdata with number" in line 10 -_- SuperBeeperman 30 — 2y
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Are you using 'HBid' or 'HBid.Value' to compare? nilVector 812 — 2y
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compare? SuperBeeperman 30 — 2y
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Like check its value in an if-statement. nilVector 812 — 2y