15 releases (6 breaking)

0.7.1 Sep 1, 2021
0.7.0 Sep 1, 2021
0.6.4 Aug 19, 2021
0.5.0 Jul 18, 2021
0.1.0 Jun 4, 2021

#1846 in Command line utilities

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Expand the functionality of Minecraft Datapacks.

Getting Started

To get started, see the Getting Started page on the docs.


  • Can be integrated with existing datapacks/mcfunctions
  • Multiple mcfunction definitions in a single file
  • Custom functions (macros) that can take arguments
  • Tagging functions in-code
  • Shorthand to call functions without namespace prefix (eg. func_1 instead of namespace:func_1)
  • Subcommand to create new projects easily
  • If/else statements
  • While loops
  • A file to define variables that can be used anywhere
  • Variable definitions via scoreboards
  • Shorthand for objective creation
  • Shorthand for testing variables in if commands
  • Shorthand for scoreboard operations
  • Configuration options

Building and Running

This project requires cargo.

To build the project, clone the repo and run cargo build in the root directory. To build for release, run cargo build --release.

To run Databind after building it with cargo build, use cargo run.


The installation instructions below are to build and install Databind from source. If you'd like to download a built binary instead, go to the releases page.

From crates.io

To download Databind from crates.io, run cargo install databind --locked. If Rust is in your PATH, then running databind from a command line will work.


To install Databind from a cloned repository, run cargo install --path . --locked in the root directory.


CLI/Language Docs

Documentation is build using reStructuredText and Sphinx. Requires Python. Built documentation is hosted on Read The Docs.

Building Docs

To build the documentation, go to the /docs folder and run pip install -r requirements.txt. Then run make.bat html or make html, depending on platform.

Viewing Docs

To view the documentation, open the index.html file generated in /docs/_build/html.

Library Docs

Building Docs

To build the library documentation, run cargo doc or cargo doc --release.

Viewing Docs

To view the docs, open the generated index.html file at target/doc/databind/index.html. Built documentation is available at docs.rs.


Databind is licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 3.0 (LICENSE or https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html).


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