# How can I break a loop ?

❌ In FHE, it is not possible to break a loop based on an encrypted condition. For example, this would not work:

If your code logic requires looping on an encrypted boolean condition, we highly suggest to try to replace it by a finite loop with an appropriate constant maximum number of steps and use `TFHE.select`

inside the loop.

✅ For example, the previous code could maybe be replaced by the following snippet:

In this snippet, we perform 10 iterations, adding 4 to `x`

in each iteration as long as the iteration count is less than `maxValue`

. If the iteration count exceeds `maxValue`

, we add 0 instead for the remaining iterations because we can't break the loop.

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