# How to check if the index matches with the values in ipairs

for i,v in pairs(Hello:GetChildren())
if then -- I want to do a if check for whether or not the value is in the index here

end
end

1 = Cat, 2 = Dog, 3 = Bat
but if i were switch the dog and the cat value then i would need a check to see if the index matches the value. is there anyway to go on doing this

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Iâ€™m confused, are you saying that you want to make sure 1 is always cat, 2 is always dog, and 3 is always bat?

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Hello = {
[1] = "Dog";
[2] = "Cat";
[3] = "Bat";
}

for _,v in pairs(Hello) do
local A = v.match(Hello[2], "Cat")
if A then
print(A)
end

end

Iâ€™m not sure if this is what you mean but it works how I intend it to.

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no i am trying to make sure the value equals the index they are in

Well, then you wouldnâ€™t actually need to do thatâ€¦ Any programming language you could find thatâ€™s decent already does that, thatâ€™s how for loops work. But, if it matters that much, then you could just do this:

for i,v in pairs(Hello:GetChildren())
if Hello[i] == v then

end
end
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does this also works if new index and values are being added to the table

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If you want to find a certain Value, Probably, but it isnt the best way of doing it.

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local Reference = {
[1] = "Cat",
[2] = "Dog",
[3] = "Bat",
}

local randomArray = {"Dog", "Cat", "Bat"}

for idx ,name in randomArray do
if Reference[idx] == name then
print(name, "is in the correct index")
end
end
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