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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-124412

Commands cannot effect an entity's custom name

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    • Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Minecraft 18w03b
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    • Java environment: 1.8.0_25 (64-bit)

      Operating system: Windows 10
    • Unconfirmed

    Description

      Entity names cannot be created or modified using the /summon or /data commands. The command returns "Unable to summon entity" or "An unexpected error occurred trying to execute that command"

      How to reproduce:
      Attempt to summon an entity using

      /summon bat ~ ~ ~ {CustomName:"Gun",NoAI:1b,Silent:1b}
      

      Attempt to rename an entity using

      /data merge entity @e[type=bat,limit=1] {CustomName:"Gun"}
      

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