I am in 1.14 and I want to check if the player is at a specific Y value.

I tried /execute at @a[y=10] run say hi but for some reason, this will constantly return true no matter what.

I tried /execute at @a[y=10,distance..2] run say hi but this will only work if the player's X and Y values match the command blocks.

How do I detect if the player is at a specific Y value/level?

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    The key statement in this post is "I am in 1.14". The post you are claiming to be a duplicate of mine is for an older update, as it uses r= as well as the old, execute command. The post even included someone saying "It worked for me in 1.7, but I haven't tested this on 1.10 yet."
    – Hydra
    Jun 12 '19 at 23:03
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    @FabianRöling This is definitely not a duplicate of that question. The question you linked is very outdated. I am working in 1.14 as I mentioned, and you linked a post from 2017 with the old execute, old r= and someone even says that they haven't even tested it out in 1.10 yet on that post.
    – Hydra
    Jun 13 '19 at 1:38
  • Ok, I retracted the vote. This is definitely a duplicate of something, but I can't find it, so I'll just answer. Jun 13 '19 at 7:50
  • I take it back, I found the original: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/340823/… Jun 13 '19 at 7:56
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    @Mr.Bear I 'rejected' your edit, since the OP already asks for a way to detect if the player is at a "specific" position, and making it an 'exact specific' position seems redundant.
    – Joachim
    Jun 14 '19 at 21:18

You can set up a scoreboard objective with this command:

/scoreboard objectives add yPos dummy

Then you run this command to update the height with very high precision, I recommend using this in a repeating command block:

/execute as <target> store result score @s yPos run data get entity @s Pos[1] 1000000

And finally to make every target at a very specific y-level say hi you can use this command:

/execute as @e[scores={yPos=70000000}] run say hi

In this particular case it would be for any entity standing at a y-level of exactly 70.

This solution is multiplayer friendly and works for non-player entities, too.


You can use this code:

/execute as <player you want to check> at @s if entity @s[y=65,dy=0] run say hi

It will say hi if the hitbox of the player is within the block at y=65. the dy=0 appears to be nessessary to prevent it from always saying hi, the x and z seem to default to the position where the command is executed.

This would probably work, too:

/execute at <player you want to check> if entity @p[y=65,dy=0] run say hi
  • This works, but the accuracy is a bit off. I noticed that the command works even if the player is not directly at the determined y value. It is within a range of ~ -1.5 and +0.5. This can be tested out by using stairs, slowly walking up them, using F3 to check the y value while the command is running. The "hi" will appear even if not exactly at the desired y value. Do you know how to resolve this problem?
    – Hydra
    Jun 14 '19 at 0:40
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    The accuracy is not off, the command does apparently not measure quite what you want though. It measures if your hitbox is within a block at a certain hight, the block itself is 1 block high and your hitbox is 1.8 blocks high, or 1.5 while ducking. Crawling reduces it to under 1, but I don't know the exact hight, it looks like about 0.5 blocks though. I will look at it later to see if I can find a more precise solution.
    – user232393
    Jun 14 '19 at 6:08

I found the next 1 line command to be working. First, execute as all players, then as all players that are at y=10 with dy=0.

/execute as @p as @s[y=10,dy=0] run tellraw @s "Test"

One thing I found is that y seems to be where any part of the player is.

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