Help: finding objects and setting them to a variable

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Help: finding objects and setting them to a variable

Postby GamingBud » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:16 am

So, i set these guy's to a variable

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   local Cable = tonumber(this.GetNearbyObjects("ElectricalCable", 1))
   local Alert = this.GetNearbyObjects("AlertElectrical", 1)

Alert - Later on i'm trying to call it to delete it, so far no problems
Cable - Later on calling it as a number just so see if there are a number of cables right under this object.
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Re: Help: finding objects and setting them to a variable

Postby Pruvan » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:26 am

If you're trying to get the number of objects in the table returned by GetNearbyObjects, you're going to have to manually iterate through it and count the iterations. tonumber() won't work for that.
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Re: Help: finding objects and setting them to a variable

Postby Chad » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:38 am

GamingBud wrote:So, i set these guy's to a variable

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   local Cable = tonumber(this.GetNearbyObjects("ElectricalCable", 1))
   local Alert = this.GetNearbyObjects("AlertElectrical", 1)

Alert - Later on i'm trying to call it to delete it, so far no problems
Cable - Later on calling it as a number just so see if there are a number of cables right under this object.


It's like Pruvan said, and I'm pretty sure I've already pointed that out in another thread.
Object.GetNearbyObjects() returns a table of all found objects and the distance. You need for loop to iterate through the list.
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Re: Help: finding objects and setting them to a variable

Postby GamingBud » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:26 pm

Chad wrote:
GamingBud wrote:So, i set these guy's to a variable

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   local Cable = tonumber(this.GetNearbyObjects("ElectricalCable", 1))
   local Alert = this.GetNearbyObjects("AlertElectrical", 1)

Alert - Later on i'm trying to call it to delete it, so far no problems
Cable - Later on calling it as a number just so see if there are a number of cables right under this object.


It's like Pruvan said, and I'm pretty sure I've already pointed that out in another thread.
Object.GetNearbyObjects() returns a table of all found objects and the distance. You need for loop to iterate through the list.

Yep, sorry. I didn't refer to my older codes that Chad lent me and that's why i made this mistake. I fixed it before i got a reply, but i forgot to say that.

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