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! Event: dataserver( key queryid, string data ){ ; }

Triggered when task receives asynchronous data

• key queryid matches the return of the requesting function
• string data the requested data (cast as a string as necessary).
Function Input Decode Description
llGetNotecardLine string The line in the requested notecard, limited to 255 bytes.
If EOF the line requested is past the end of the notecard.
llGetNumberOfNotecardLines (integer) The number of lines in the notecard requested.
llRequestAgentData DATA_ONLINE 1 (integerboolean If the requested agent is online
DATA_NAME 2 string The requested agent's legacy name
DATA_BORN 3 string The account creation/"born on" date as a string in an ISO 8601 format of YYYY-MM-DD.
DATA_RATING 4 llCSV2List() Deprecated: Returns [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
Used to return: [pos_behavior, neg_behavior, pos_appearance, neg_appearance, pos_building, neg_building]
DATA_PAYINFO 8 (integermask Flag Description
PAYMENT_INFO_ON_FILE 0x1 If payment info is on file.
PAYMENT_INFO_USED 0x2 If payment info has been used.
llRequestDisplayName (string) The agent's display name
llRequestUsername (string) The agent's username (legacy format: "first.last")
llRequestInventoryData Landmark (vector) The vector data received by dataserver is an offset from <0,0,0> of the current region. To obtain the global position of a landmark add llGetRegionCorner().
llRequestSimulatorData DATA_SIM_POS 5 (vector) The regions global position.
DATA_SIM_STATUS 6 string Value Description
"up" region currently up and running
"down" region currently down
"starting" region currently starting
"stopping" region currently stopping
"crashed" region has crashed
"unknown" region status unknown or unknown region
DATA_SIM_RATING 7 string Value Maturity rating
"PG" Parcel lght G.png General
"MATURE" Parcel lght M.png Moderate
"ADULT" Parcel lght A.png Adult
"UNKNOWN" rating or region unknown


  • Dataserver requests will trigger dataserver events in all scripts within the same prim where the request was made.
    • If there are multiple scripts with dataserver events in the same prim, always use the queryid key to determine which answer is being received.
    • dataserver events will not be triggered in scripts contained in other prims in the same linked object.
  • When dealing with multiple dataserver queries it is possible to receive the responses in any order, if you receive a response at all. It is good practise to maintain variables (or a list) with keys of all data server events you are waiting for, then use queryid
    • When using if (dKey == queryid), or similar, in your dataserver events it is important to remember that changes to dKey will cause your script to ignore any requests that were made earlier that have not yet arrived; consider using more than one variable (or a list) if such cases may cause desired events to be ignored.
    • When using a list to track events, it is important to periodically check the list for requests that have taken too long and either resend them, or remove them (see examples), as it is possible for any dataserver request to fail, usually due to high traffic or the script receiving too many other events.

Important Issues

~ All Issues ~ Search JIRA for related Bugs
   llRequestAgentData with DATA_ONLINE parameter has a delay of up to 10 minutes in reporting offline status


<lsl> // Example script handling sequential data server events (notecard reading)

string notecardNameOrKey = "name or key of the notecard goes here"; key notecardQueryId; integer notecardLine;// first notecard line is 0, so we don't have to set notecardLine = 1 here

default {

   //  PUBLIC_CHANNEL has the integer value 0
       llSay(PUBLIC_CHANNEL, "Reading notecard...");
       notecardQueryId = llGetNotecardLine(notecardNameOrKey, notecardLine);
   dataserver(key query_id, string data)
       if (query_id == notecardQueryId)
           if (data == EOF)//  we have reached the EOF (end of file)
               llSay(PUBLIC_CHANNEL, "No more lines in notecard, read " + (string)(notecardLine + 1) + " lines.");
               llSay(PUBLIC_CHANNEL, "Line " + (string)(notecardLine + 1) + ": " + data);
           //  increment line index first, then read the line
               notecardQueryId = llGetNotecardLine(notecardNameOrKey, ++notecardLine);

} </lsl> <lsl> // Example script handling multiple data server events

list events; integer stride = 3;

disable_timer() {



default {

   touch_start(integer num_detected)
       key id = llDetectedKey(0);
       events += [llRequestDisplayName(id), id, llGetUnixTime()];
       if ((events != []) && (events != []))

// {


// }

   dataserver(key request_id, string data)
       integer index = llListFindList(events, [request_id]);
       if (~index & !(index % stride))
       { // index should be a key in the first stride/column
           key id = llList2Key(events, index + 1);
           llRegionSayTo(id, PUBLIC_CHANNEL, "Hello " + data + "!");
           events = llDeleteSubList((events = []) + events, index, index + (stride - 1));
           if (events == [])

// {


// }

       integer length = (events != []);
       if (length)
           // Loop until we find a valid entry (as all entries after will be valid too)
           while(length && (llList2Integer(events, 2) < (llGetUnixTime() - 30)))
               events = llDeleteSubList((events = []) + events, 0, stride - 1);
               length -= stride;
       if (events == [])

// {


// }


} </lsl>


  • Requesting data from within the dataserver event is quite valid. However, be aware that further dataserver events cannot be received until the event that sent the request has been completed.

Deep Notes


All Issues

~ Search JIRA for related Issues
   llRequestAgentData with DATA_ONLINE parameter has a delay of up to 10 minutes in reporting offline status
   Script dataserver events become permanently blocked until sim restart


event void dataserver( key queryid, string data );


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