Molang Queries

The bedrock documentation for Molang is notoriously bad. This page will attempt to remedy this by providing additional details for individual queries, where possible. This page is intended to be searched, not read in full. Use the side-bar, or use ctrl-f to navigate.

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This page is not an exhaustive list list! It only contains queries we've written extra information for. The full list of queries can be found here!

query.armor_texture_slot

Formatted like: query.armor_texture_slot(x) = y.

Where x and y are both integer arguments, from the following table:

X

ArgumentSlot
0Helmet
1Chestplace
2Leggings
3Boots

Y

ArgumentType
-1none
0Leather armor piece
1Chain armor piece
2Iron armor piece
3Diamond armor piece
4Gold armor piece
5Elytra
6Turtle helmet
7Netherite armor piece

Example

query.armor_texture_slot(3) == 1: queries for Iron Boots.

query.armor_material_slot

Formatted like: query.armor_material_slot(x) = y.

Where x and y are both integer arguments, from the following table:

X

ArgumentSlot
0Helmet
1Chestplace
2Leggings
3Boots

Y

Unknown, possibly:

ArgumentSlot
0Default armor material
1Enchanted armor material
2Leather armor material
3Leather enchanted material

query.armor_color_slot

Notice: As of version 1.16.100.51, this query is crashing minecraft. It might be fixed in later versions.

Formatted like: color = query.armor_color_slot(slot, channel).

Where slot and channel are both integer arguments, from the following tables:

Slot

ArgumentSlot
0Helmet
1Chestplace
2Leggings
3Boots

Channel

ArgumentSlot
0Red channel
1Green channel
2Blue channel
3Alpha channel

Color

Query returns color value in specified channel.

query.get_equiped_item_name

WARNING

DEPRECATED QUERY: It is recommended to use the new query (query.is_item_name_any) if possible as it is more of an updated version of this query. However, this query will still continue to work in the future for backwards compatibility.

Formatted like: query.get_equiped_item_name('main_hand') = 'item_name'

Takes one optional hand slot as a parameter (0 or 'main_hand' for main hand, 1 or 'off_hand' for off hand), and a second parameter (0=default) if you would like the equipped item or any non-zero number for the currently rendered item, and returns the name of the item in the requested slot (defaulting to the main hand if no parameter is supplied) if there is one, otherwise returns ''.

Where item_name is the item you want to test for. No namespace, and please notice the quotes.

Example: "query.get_equipped_item_name == 'diamond'"

Can you test for items in the inventory? Yes! Using the new query query.is_item_name_any.

query.get_name

WARNING

DEPRECATED QUERY: It is recommended to use the new query (query.is_name_any) if possible as it is more of an updated version of this query. However, this query will still continue to work in the future for backwards compatibility.

Formatted like: query.get_name == 'Name'

Turns true if actual in-game displayed name matches name (use OnixClient to see names in third view). Needs to be used in special conditions.

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animation_controllers/ac.jsonCopy
{
    "format_version": "1.10.0",
    "animation_controllers": {
        "controller.animation.ac": {
            "initial_state": "default",
            "states": {
                "default": {
                    "transitions": [
                        {
                            "active": "query.is_alive"
                        }
                    ]
                },
                "active": {
                    "transitions": [
                        {
                            "default": "(1.0)"
                        }
                    ],
                    "animations": [
                        {
                            "anim": "query.get_name == '...'" // You can use it only here!
                        }
                    ]
                }
            }
        }
    }
}
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query.is_name_any

Formatted like: query.get_name('Name1', 'Name2'). Takes one or more arguments. Turns true if actual in-game displayed name matches one of the given names. Needs to be used in special conditions.

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animation_controllers/ac.jsonCopy
{
    "format_version": "1.10.0",
    "animation_controllers": {
        "controller.animation.ac": {
            "initial_state": "default",
            "states": {
                "default": {
                    "transitions": [
                        {
                            "active": "query.is_alive"
                        }
                    ]
                },
                "active": {
                    "transitions": [
                        {
                            "default": "(1.0)"
                        }
                    ],
                    "animations": [
                        {
                            "anim": "query.is_name_any(...)" // You can use it only here!
                        }
                    ]
                }
            }
        }
    }
}
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query.is_item_name_any

Formatted like: query.is_item_name_any('slot.weapon.mainhand', 0, 'namespace:item_name')

Takes the equipment slot name first, followed by the slot index value, and then the list of item names with namespaces after it.

Possible equipment slot are as follows:

Slot NameSlot CountsDescription
slot.weapon.mainhand0Usually any held items are in here
slot.weapon.offhand0Offhand slot for things like Shield, Totem of Undying or a Map
slot.armor.head0Head armor piece
slot.armor.chest0Chestplate armor piece
slot.armor.legs0Leggings armor piece
slot.armor.feet0Boots armor piece
slot.armor0Horse armor
slot.saddle0Saddle slot
slot.hotbar0 to 8Player hotbar slots
slot.inventory0+ (varies)Entities that has an inventory, like the player, minecart with chests, donkey, etc.
slot.enderchest0 to 26Ender chest inventory for players only

Test for items within the player's inventory

Formatted like: t.val = 0; t.i = 0; loop(27, {t.val = q.is_item_name_any('slot.inventory', t.i, 'namespace:item_name'); t.val ? {return t.val;}; t.i = t.i+1;});

Replace namespace:item_name with any item you wish to check for. This simply loops through all 27 slots of the inventory and returns 1.0 if it has found any slot that has the specified item provided. Note that the hotbar is in a different slot from the main inventory slot so you will have to check that seperately.

query.is_enchanted

Formatted like: is_enchanted = query.is_enchanted.

Return 1.0 or 0.0 based on whether the entity is enchanted.

Currently, can be only used in materials.

query.is_eating

This query tracks when certain entities are 'eating'. It's not used for the player. To trigger, use one of the following components:

  • minecraft:behavior.eat_carried_item
  • minecraft:behavior.snacking

query.is_ghost

Formatted like: is_ghost = query.is_ghost.

Return 1.0 or 0.0 based on whether the entity is a ghost.

Currently, only returns 1.0 for a guardian ghost and is used by its renderer.

query.is_grazing

Formatted like: is_grazing = query.is_grazing.

Return 1.0 or 0.0 based on whether the entity is eating a block.

Currently, only returns 1.0 for a sheep and entities using runtime identifier of a sheep.

query.is_jumping

Formatted like: is_jumping = query.is_jumping.

Return 1.0 or 0.0 based on whether the entity is jumping.

For the player, conditions for its activation are:

  • the jump button is pressed (includes being in water and climbing a scaffolding)
  • OR auto-jump is triggered
  • OR swimming with auto-jump
  • OR charging the jump of a ridable entity

query.modified_move_speed

Formatted like: modified_move_speed = query.modified_move_speed.

Returns the current walk speed of the entity modified by status flags such as is_baby or on_fire

Value example:

  • Player is walking: around 0.86
  • Player is sprinting: 1.0
  • Player is sprinting and jumping: 0.35
  • Player is walking on fire: 1.0
  • Player is sprinting on fire: 1.0
  • Player is sprinting and jumping on fire: 0.525

query.log

Content log is NOT debug log, they're different files. query.log outputs to the debug log only.

query.on_fire_time

Formatted like: on_fire_time = query.on_fire_time.

Returns the time in ticks since the entity started or stopped being on fire, else it returns 0.0

Value example:

  • Entity is summoned: value is 0
  • Entity is ignited: value is 0 and starts counting up 1 every tick
  • Entity is on fire for 2 seconds already: value is 40 and still counts up 1 every tick
  • Entity stops being on fire: value resets to 0 and continues to count up 1 every tick despite not being on fire
  • Entity is ignited second time: value resets to 0 and continues counting up 1 every tick
  • Entity stops being on fire the second time: value resets to 0 and continues to count up 1 every tick despite not being on fire

Basically it's tick timer that starts after entity is first ignited and resets every time it changes from/to being on fire.

query.scoreboard

Formatted like: query.scoreboard('objective_name') > 0

Returns 1.0 or 0.0 if the queried value is within the specified range provided. Or based on score count, molang operator and number.

Note that sometimes it might not work because of unknown reasons. One of which is that this cannot query scoreboard objective names with uppercase letters. In this case, for example, objective testfoo will work but not testFoo.

query.structural_integrity

Formatted like: structural_integrity = query.structural_integrity.

Used by boats and minecarts for destroying it. It will decrease when attacking the entity and will recover with time. Probably unusable by anything other than boats and minecarts.

variable.attack_time

Explanation

This variable is setup as IF it was a query. In other words, it can be used on any entity, both on the client and server, regardless of whether you setup/define the variable correctly.

For entities

The variable tracks when the entity is swinging to attack. When not attacking, it will return 0.0, when attacking it will range from 0.0 to the total attack time, which may be around 0.3 or something similar. For players, this value ranges from 0.0 to 1.0. The variable returns a percentage, in the form of a decimal, for how far into the attack the entity is. For example, if an entity is halfway into its attack swing, then the variable will return 0.5. It increments linearly.

For the Player

For the player, the variable will track whenever the arm bones are swinging, this includes:

  • placing blocks
  • placing entities
  • interacting (when swing is enabled)
  • melee attack

query.is_roaring

Evaluates to true when a knockback_roar attack is happening.

query.head_x_rotation

Formatted like: query.head_x_rotation(x)

Where x specifies the head of the entity. It is not really relevant for any entity but the wither.

Returns head pitch. looking up returns -89.9, looking all the way down returns 89.9.

query.head_y_rotation

Formatted like: query.head_y_rotation(x)

Where x specifies the head of the entity. It is not really relevant for any entity but the wither.

Returns yaw of the head from -179.9 to 179.9. the values wrap around so like if you are at -179.9 and you turn just a little bit, it instantly goes to 179.9.

query.target_x_rotation and query.target_y_rotation

Identical to the respective query.head_*_rotation, however has no optional argument for selecting head.

query.time_of_day

Returns the time of day (midnight=0.0, sunrise=0.25, noon=0.5, sunset=0.75) of the dimension the entity is in. Day time is calculated via this formula:

f(x) = (x*0.25/2400)mod 1

query.time_of_day - day time table

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query.time_of_dayDay Time
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0.0118240
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Credit: Analysis of query.time_of_day.md

query.eye_target_x_rotation and query.eye_target_y_rotation

Not valid for player. not really sure what its good for.

variable.short_arm_offset_right

Returns the offset factor for the player's rightarm bone compared to the default skin geometry. Slim-armed (3 pixel wide) skins will return 0.5 when equipped on the player. Normal (4 pixel wide) skins will return 0.0 when equipped on the player. Note: the player must go into 1st person perspective at least once for this variable to be initialized and usable elsewhere on the entity.

variable.short_arm_offset_left

Identical behavior to variable.short_arm_offset_right except it references the player leftarm bone.

query.movement_direction

Essentially, returns the ratio between speed in the specified argument, over the total speeds in all 3 axis combined. For example, you are moving 5 blocks/second in the x-axis, 0 blocks/second in the y-axis, and 3 blocks/second in the z-axis -> 5 / ( 5 + 0 + 3 ) = 0.625.

ArgumentAxis
0X
1Y
2Z

If stationary, the values will return as 0. When you are moving along the positive X/Y/Z axis, the returned value is positive. If you are moving in the opposite direction, the returned value is negative. The return value should never exceed 1 or -1.

It's worth noting that the Y axis may not work as expected. When you stay in the same spot, and are not hovering, the query returns -1. When you stay on the same X and Z coordinates and move downwards on the Y axis, the query also returns -1. If you are hovering on a constant Y coordinate, it returns 0.

query.block_neighbor_has_any_tag and query.relative_block_has_any_tag

Requires Experimental Molang Features to use. From the docs Takes a relative position and one or more tag names, and returns either 0 or 1 based on if the block at that position has any of the tags provided. This is useful for using connecting blocks or detecting entities.

query.block_neighbor_has_any_tag - Takes block position query.relative_block_has_any_tag - Takes entity position

The syntax for it is q.block_neighbor_has_any_tag(x,y,z,'tag_name') and q.relative_block_has_any_tag(x,y,z,'tag_name').

Example:

  • q.relative_block_has_any_tag(0,-1,0,'grass') would try to detect a block with the grass tag one block under the entity.
  • q.block_neighbor_has_any_tag(0,-1,0,'grass') would try to detect a block with the grass tag one block under the block.

To do multiple tags you would use q.correct_query(0,-1,0,'grass', 'plant') with correct_query being replaced by the right query.

Note that this can also detect custom tags and vanilla tags

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