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Knowledge Book

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Knowledge Book
Knowledge book.png

Type

Items

Durability

N/A

Renewable

No

Stackable

No

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 453 hex: 1C5 bin: 111000101

Name

knowledge_book

Knowledge books are utility items that reveal crafting recipes to the player when used.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Knowledge books may only be obtained with the use of commands.

For example, to give oneself a knowledge book that reveals the recipes for buckets and flower pots, use: /give @s minecraft:knowledge_book 1 0 {Recipes:["minecraft:bucket", "minecraft:flower_pot"]}.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Knowledge books are used to reveal recipes to the player who uses it, by adding it to their recipe book.

Knowledge books are especially useful to mapmakers in conjunction with setting /gamerule doLimitedCrafting to true, because then any item is only craftable if its recipe is unlocked first.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Item data[edit | edit source]

Recipe books use the NBT tag Recipes to indicate the recipes they contain.

The following NBT structure is provided to show how the Recipes tag is organized, and is not comprehensive above the tag tag. The full NBT for an item can be found here.


  • Entity data

    •  Item: The item

      •  tag: Additional information about the item. This tag is optional for most items.

        •  Recipes: The list of recipes this book contains.

          • the name of a recipe, for instance minecraft:gold_nugget or minecraft:gold_ingot_from_nuggets

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.12 17w13a Added knowledge books.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Knowledge Book” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

See also[edit | edit source]