Data Store 30 Settings Problem

I hope this is the correct category. HUGE QUESTION! I’m making a settings GUI and then I want all the values like if they disable shadows when they rejoin it saves. Where I would use a datastore… BUT FOR ALL MY SETTINGS??? That’s way too many data stores. Is there any easier way to do a datastore for ALL my settings? Since I got like 40 settings and 30 of them I want them to save which needs a datastore.

Yes there is an easier way, you should be using a single table under a single key to store each player’s data (aside from ordered data store data).

Huh, how would that look. Not sure what’s a ordered data store.

Ordered data stores are for leaderboards. If you aren’t using them then you can ignore that part.

You’d basically have a large table of key-value pairs and possibly nested tables to organize the data, then when you go to call :UpdateAsync or :SetAsync to save the data, you’d pass this table as the value to be saved. It should all be under a single data store under a single key per player.

I have multiple bool values and string values to save, could I see an example?

Yeah, so if you had them in a folder inside of the player, and this folder is called “Data”, it would look something like this:

local thisPlayersData = {}
local playerDataFolder = player:FindFirstChild('Data')

for i,v in ipairs(playerDataFolder:GetChildren()) do
    thisPlayersData[v.Name] = v.Value

local success, result = pcall(dataStore.SetAsync, dataStore, player.UserId, thisPlayersData)
if not success then

This would make it so the names of the value objects are the indexes, and the values are the values. So something like:

    someIndex = someValue    

Uhhhhhh. For data stores I don’t use ipairs since they’re so confusing to me.

Here’s how I do data stores:

local DataStoreService = game:GetService("DataStoreService")
local SaveCash = DataStoreService:GetDataStore("TEST")

	local Leaderstats ="Folder")
	Leaderstats.Name = "leaderstats"
	Leaderstats.Parent = Player
	local Cash ="IntValue")
	Cash.Name = "Cash"
	Cash.Value = 0
	Cash.Parent = Leaderstats
	local Data
	local Success, ErrorMessage  = pcall(function()
		Data = SaveCash:GetAsync(Player.UserId)
	if Success then
		Cash.Value = Data

	local Success, ErrorMessage = pcall(function()
		SaveCash:SetAsync(Player.UserId, Player.leaderstats.Cash.Value)
	if Success then

Could I have an example using my way of making data stores? I’m bit confused also on how you would make the table and etc.

Store the settings inside a single table value and store that within a single ‘DataStore’ instance.

Could I see an example? Adding characters