How can I target a player after detecting an item in their inventory

If I detect a player having a nether star in his inventory, and it detected let’s say “XPhotoCrafterX”, how can I make it so it automatically effects him with strength 3?

I’ve tried to search on google but it didn’t work.

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    You will need to assign a label to the player based on their NBT data first and then target based on their label. /testfor will not be useful as it does not label the players that were found.


    No objectives needed.

    /scoreboard players tag @a[tag=HasItem] remove HasItem
    /scoreboard players tag @a[tag=!HasItem] add HasItem {Inventory:[{id:"minecraft:nether_star"}]}

    And then you’d target them with the tag parameter.

    /effect @a[tag=HasItem] minecraft:strength 1 3


    Objective required.

    /scoreboard objectives add HasItem dummy

    Run on a clock in presented order.

    /scoreboard players set @a HasItem 0
    /scoreboard players set @a HasItem 1 {Inventory:[{id:"minecraft:nether_star"}]}

    Players will have their “HasItem” score set to 1 if they have a nether star in their inventory. You can then target them based on their score.

    /effect @a[score_HasItem_min=1] minecraft:strength 1 3
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