How could I stop a for loop after a i find an object

I was wondering if I could stop a for loop right after I found and object so it didn’t keep finding duplicates and lagging

heres my script

		if script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true) and script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Taken.Value == false then
			local pet1 = script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true)
			pet1.Equipped.Value = true
			replicatedStorage.EggHatchingRemotes.EquipPet:InvokeServer(split1[2])
			pet1.Checkmark.Visible = true
			pet1.Taken.Value = true
		elseif script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true) and script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Taken.Value == true then
			if attempts == 1 then
				for i, v in pairs(script.Parent.Container:GetChildren()) do
					if v.Name == script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Name and v.Taken.Value ~= true then
                        -- where to stop
						local pet1 = v
						pet1.Equipped.Value = true
						replicatedStorage.EggHatchingRemotes.EquipPet:InvokeServer(split1[2])
						pet1.Checkmark.Visible = true
						pet1.Taken.Value = true
						attempts = 0
					end
				end
			end
		end

@Valkyrop if you dont mind

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simply write

break

in your code after you found your object.

doesnt work in for loops, ive tried before

Then your using it wrong, I’ve used it many times no issue.

how would I use it in my script?

		if script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true) and script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Taken.Value == false then
			local pet1 = script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true)
			pet1.Equipped.Value = true
			replicatedStorage.EggHatchingRemotes.EquipPet:InvokeServer(split1[2])
			pet1.Checkmark.Visible = true
			pet1.Taken.Value = true
		elseif script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true) and script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Taken.Value == true then
			if attempts == 1 then
				for i, v in pairs(script.Parent.Container:GetChildren()) do
					if v.Name == script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Name and v.Taken.Value ~= true then
                        -- where to stop
						local pet1 = v
						pet1.Equipped.Value = true
						replicatedStorage.EggHatchingRemotes.EquipPet:InvokeServer(split1[2])
						pet1.Checkmark.Visible = true
						pet1.Taken.Value = true
						attempts = 0
                        break
					end
				end
			end
		end

I had something after it Im changing it nvm

Break at the end of your code in the loop when your done.
Code after the break(in the scope) doesn’t run.

To break out of the loop, simply put break whenever you want to do so.

When you have break, it will immediately break out of the loop where it’s located in and it will continue the execution of your code. The loop will not continue to run after break.

for _, v in pairs(workspace:GetChildren()) do
	if v.Name == "MyCoolPart" then
		break -- Break out of the loop
	end
end

In the example above I don’t want to keep searching for "MyCoolPart" as I want to find only one if it exists to begin with, so it would be unnecessary for the loop to continue searching and possibly finding more which would break the intended behavior of my code.

In the code sample you had provided, this is how you would go about it.

if script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true) and script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Taken.Value == false then
	local pet1 = script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true)
	pet1.Equipped.Value = true
	replicatedStorage.EggHatchingRemotes.EquipPet:InvokeServer(split1[2])
	pet1.Checkmark.Visible = true
	pet1.Taken.Value = true
elseif script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true) and script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Taken.Value == true then
	if attempts == 1 then
		for i, v in pairs(script.Parent.Container:GetChildren()) do
			if v.Name == script.Parent.Container:FindFirstChild(split1[2], true).Name and v.Taken.Value ~= true then
				local pet1 = v
				pet1.Equipped.Value = true
				replicatedStorage.EggHatchingRemotes.EquipPet:InvokeServer(split1[2])
				pet1.Checkmark.Visible = true
				pet1.Taken.Value = true
				attempts = 0
				break -- Break out of the loop
			end
		end
	end
end

Also a friendly reminder, when you break, it stops the execution of your code in a loop, so you might have to place it before or after some code depending on what you’re trying to achieve, in your case you must do it after as otherwise it will never get a chance to run.

Below I have a simple demonstration of the problem.

break
-- The code below will not run as you broke out of the loop
local pet1 = v
pet1.Equipped.Value = true
replicatedStorage.EggHatchingRemotes.EquipPet:InvokeServer(split1[2])
pet1.Checkmark.Visible = true
pet1.Taken.Value = true
attempts = 0

However, if you place it after, it will run.

local pet1 = v
pet1.Equipped.Value = true
replicatedStorage.EggHatchingRemotes.EquipPet:InvokeServer(split1[2])
pet1.Checkmark.Visible = true
pet1.Taken.Value = true
attempts = 0
-- The code above will run as you broke out of the loop after it ran
break