I have an alarming and one annoying Minecraft 1.8.8 command that is to summon a item in a chest with another command of [CanPlaceOn]. This "[CanPlaceOn]" command is a command that allow certain things (blocks) to be placed on certain blocks! So when I am in adventure mode I can place the block that has the NBT tag of CanPlaceOn on a certain block. It would be helpful if someone could please provide the command for summoning a button in a chest that has the NBT CanPlaceOn tag.


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/blockdata x y z {Items:[0:{id:minecraft:wooden_button,tag:{CanPlaceOn:["minecraft:stonebrick"]},Count:1}]}

Which can add to an already filled chest. Replace x y z with the coordinates.

The /blockdata command changes, well, the data of a block (go figure!) Basically, I change the data of a chest to include a wooden button with the tag CanPlaceOn. Pretty simple, really.

  • Thank you that is correct command because if you reset 2 or more times the chest just breaks
    – Cole
    Apr 24, 2016 at 19:35
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    @Cole Glad I helped! Please consider clicking the green check next to my answer. That shows that I solved your problem, and future visitors can easy find out that this is in fact the correct solution.
    – APCoding
    Apr 24, 2016 at 20:05

I figured it out myself! If you want to do this type

/summon FallingSand ~ ~20 ~ {TileID:54,Time:1,TileEntityData:{Items:[{id:143,Count:1,tag:{CanPlaceOn:["minecraft:stonebrick"]}}]}}

This will summon a chest with a button in it!

  • I thought you wanted a put the item in an already existing chest, no? That's what my answer does :P
    – APCoding
    Apr 24, 2016 at 19:26
  • You should not be using the TileID tag (which is deprecated), nor numerical IDs. Use Block instead of TileID (in which you will specify a name ID), and "minecraft:wooden_button" would become the item ID.
    – Skylinerw
    Apr 25, 2016 at 0:10
  • Last I checked, falling sand entities have been falling out of favour (no pun intended), especially for setting a single block. You can still do interesting things with falling sand, but it isn't as important as it used to be. I think it's mainly used for single command block contraptions that summon a whole bunch of other command blocks.
    – MBraedley
    Apr 26, 2016 at 1:52

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