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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-124087

'name' entity selector is not working properly

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: Minecraft 18w01a
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:

      Windows 10 (latest update), Java 8 (latest update)

    • Confirmation Status:
      Unconfirmed

      Description

      The entity selector 'name' (eg: "@e[type=creeper,name=creepy]") is unable to find any entities when used, even if that entity exists.

      Discovery: While messing around with the new "facing" command, I created an armor stand named "spawner" (using the command */summon minecraft:armor_stand ~ ~ ~ {CustomName:"

      {\"text\":\"spawner\"}

      "}* to spawn prototype surface-to-air missiles. When I went to test if an objective I had created was working, the command /scoreboard players add @e[type=armor_stand,name=spawner] spawn 1 returned "No entity was found." I used the command */data merge entity @e[type=armor_stand,limit=1]

      {CustomNameVisible:1b}

      * to ensure that the armor stand was actually named "spawner".

      Intrigued, I tried a series of commands to try to get the selector functional.
      /say @e[name=spawner]
      /say @e[name="spawner"]
      */say @e[name="

      {\"text\":\"spawner\"}

      "]*
      None of them worked.

      I then opened up a brand new untouched world and tried the same thing, and still nothing. This is a major bug as this feature is key to any command system with more than a couple of commands.

      I was unable to find any duplicates for this bug, so I apologize in advance if there are. Also, the formatting for the commands got severely messed up by the forum software, so they might be hard to read.

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                Reporter:
                FiveTickDelay Timothy Lawrence
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