I'm trying to use this command:

/summon Item ~ ~2 ~ {Item:{id:388,Count:1,tag:{}}}

But the command block returns with "Unable to summon object".
What am I doing wrong? I'm using Minecraft version 1.12.


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Numeric item IDs are no longer supported, use the item's string name instead:

/summon item ~ ~2 ~ {Item:{id:"emerald",Count:1}}
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    I recognise why it had to change, but it still makes me sad we can't spawn things in with numbers. I had so many IDs memorised. Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 22:09

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