Why does this return 0.1? - Parse.com plugin

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Post » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:36 am


I'm developing a Parse.com plugin for C2, and I get this annoying error.
When I set the value to a variable in C2 using an expressesion, it gets turned into 0.1 for any integer or float.
When I log to the console directly from runtime, it returns the correct result. When I do it using C2, it returns 0.1 in the console log.

This is my code in runtime:
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Exps.prototype.QueryHighest = function (ret,par0,par1,par2)
   var Object = Parse.Object.extend(par0);
   var query = new Parse.Query(Object);
   // Retrieve the values descending
      success: function(result) {
         var Return = result.get(par2);
         }else if(!isNaN(Return)){
      error: function(error) {
         alert("Error: " + error.code + " " + error.message);

And for the edittime:
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AddStringParam("class","Which class does the object lie in?");
AddStringParam("search attribute","The attribute whose value you want to search for.");
AddStringParam("attribute","The attribute whose value you want to get.");
AddExpression(0, ef_return_any, "Parse query: highest result", "Search Query", "QueryHighest", "Returns the highest value from a specified attribute.");

And in C2:
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Post » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:34 pm

Values must be returned synchronously from expressions. If query.first() is asynchronous, then you return a value after the expression has already returned, which is not allowed. It is really a bad idea to use anything asynchronous in an expression anyway, it doesn't fit the model of how Construct 2 works. Instead you should have an action to start the asynchronous task, a trigger that fires when it completes, and then synchronous expressions that return the results of the task.
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