I'm making a custom map and need to summon different types of saplings.

I've tried this:

/summon Item 8 58 -1005 {Item:{id:sapling,Count:1},PickupDelay:10000,Age:-32768,data:5}

but this just summons regular oak saplings. The data tag at the end doesn't seem to do anything, so I need to know the proper way to change the data value in order to get different types of saplings.

Thanks in advance for any help!

  • What MC version? – Quelklef Aug 25 '15 at 20:08
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    Also, are you trying to summon the sapling to be on a piece of dirt, an item to pick up, or into a player's inventory? – Quelklef Aug 25 '15 at 20:10
  • in Minecraft 1.8.8, and I'm trying to get it to be an item entity on the ground not to be picked up but just displayed – ThatGuyJay Aug 25 '15 at 23:58

Item entities doesn't have a data tag, for different metadata use the Damage tag.

/summon Item 8 58 -1005 {Item:{id:sapling,Count:1,Damage:5},PickupDelay:10000,Age:-32768}
  • Also note that the Damage tag is inside the Item-Entities Item tag, rather than the Item-Entities tag itself. Damage (=Data Value) means different things for different items, so it only makes sense as a property of the specific item rather than the general entity. – MrLemon Aug 26 '15 at 12:01

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