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  • World of Warcraft
  • 183,556 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,104,247 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/22/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,755 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.04.21
Support development! **

About ArkInventory

the FAQ is here

the wiki is here

to see how you need to setup sorting go here

to see how to setup rules go here

please ensure you have read those before you lodge a ticket at

when posting a comment about an error do not include the list of addons, just the actual error and trace is fine.

AI's display windows are built from "virtual bars", you assign categories to bars so that items in that category are displayed on the specific bars you want. There is no limit to the number of bars you can have inside a window but obviously you only have so much screen real estate before it becomes "too many".

AI uses several methods to assign a default category to an item such as what professions you have, tooltip scanning, basic type/subtype and PeriodicTable. You then assign those categories to a virtual bar.

You can also over-ride the default category by creating a rule that matches either a single or multiple items.


  • unlimited number of bars (there are practical limits though before your screen becomes full)
  • assign items to a category of your choice (overrides the default assignment)
  • assign categories to the bar of your choice
  • configurable bars per row
  • configurable width
  • separate keybindings for each location for easy viewing

Key Bindings:
Press ESCAPE to bring up the blizzard menu
click on Key Bindings
scroll down to ArkInventory
bind the keys you want to use

See ReadMe.txt and VersionHistory.txt for further details

Beta Versions:

ensure you make a backup copy of your saved variables file before installing a beta version - you normally cannot revert back to the release version without that backup. your saved variable file is normally located in World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\yourwowaccountname\SavedVariables\ArkInventory.lua

if you have the curse client set to download beta versions then it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate backups of your saved variables file - do not complain if you lose them or they get screwed up because you installed a beta version, its what beta versions tend to do.

a simple way to back it up is to just do a copy and paste then rename the new file (using the version number of AI or the date is a good idea), eg ArkInventory-3-01-09.lua, or ArkInventory-2013-12-28.lua

r479 | arkayenro | 2015-01-22 10:12:45 +0000 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.04.21 (from /trunk:478)

*3.04.21 (22-JAN-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with first bank bag slot not being draggable
 * fixed - issue with pet breed text when Battle Pet BreedID addon is not installed
 * fixed - issue with new item glow showing in offline locations
 * fixed - issue with offline items still fading when the option was disabled

r478 | arkayenro | 2015-01-22 09:31:56 +0000 (Thu, 22 Jan 2015) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   R /trunk/Libs/LibDataBroker-1.1/Changelog-libdatabroker-1-1-v1.1.4.txt
   R /trunk/Libs/LibDataBroker-1.1/README.textile
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.04.21 (22-JAN-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with first bank bag slot not being draggable
 * fixed - issue with pet breed text when Battle Pet BreedID addon is not installed
 * fixed - issue with new item glow showing in offline locations
 * fixed - issue with offline items still fading when the option was disabled

r476 | arkayenro | 2015-01-14 01:13:56 +0000 (Wed, 14 Jan 2015) | 10 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryExternals.xml
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTooltip.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTranslate.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryUpgrades.lua
   A /trunk/Libs/LibDataBroker-1.1
   A /trunk/Libs/LibDataBroker-1.1/Changelog-libdatabroker-1-1-v1.1.4.txt
   A /trunk/Libs/LibDataBroker-1.1/LibDataBroker-1.1.lua
   A /trunk/Libs/LibDataBroker-1.1/README.textile
   M /trunk/Locale/deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esES.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esMX.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/frFR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/game.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/itIT.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ptBR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhTW.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.04.20 (14-JAN-2015)*
 * added - new items category
 * added - config > settings > location > items > new items
 * added - right click menu off refresh icon for new item reset
 * added - pet breed information is now displayed on the custom tooltips when the Battle Pet BreedID addon is installed
 * updated - pet tooltips and code
 * changed - cosmetic issue with pet and mount totals in the status bar, they will now always show the total count (the option to swap between used/empty is ignored)
 * changed - translations (mostly around pet text)
 * fixed - issue with LibDataBroker not having a TOC file so cant be loaded as standalone.  moved it back to being an included library

r474 | arkayenro | 2015-01-04 03:45:03 +0000 (Sun, 04 Jan 2015) | 7 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.xml
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryCompanion.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRealms.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTooltip.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTranslate.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/ArkDewdrop/ArkDewdrop-3.0.lua
   M /trunk/Libs/ArkDewdrop/ArkDewdrop-3.0.toc
   M /trunk/Locale/deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.04.19 (04-JAN-2015)*
 * changed - minor adjustment to the cleanup/restack code
 * fixed - item age now defaults to topleft.  if itemlevel is displayed, then itemage it is positioned to center instead
 * fixed - issue with vault data for characters on different connected realms when in the same guild - you will have to manually erase any existing duplicated vault data
 * fixed - issue with pet item counts sometimes not updating
 * fixed - issue with pet scanning code sometimes not re-scanning when it should have



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  • #1514
    its just the mailbox and vendors, blizzard added code to automatically open your backpack when you opened those - i cant stop it from happening so i'll be disabling those options in the next version so as not to confuse people.

    talking to an auctionerr will not auto open your bag unless you have it set that way or another mod is doing it.
  • #1506
    I have searched for this everywhere in the options and on google without luck. I used ArkInventory a while ago and I am sure I was able to configure how many rows and columns of items they displayed. Now some of them are 2 items high and 7 wide, while some are 3x4 for example.

    Is there any way I can adjust this to make them cleaner and more even?

    Thanks in advance.
  • #1513
    theres no way to set the sizes of the individual categories, you can only set the number of items wide and how many bars are in each row.
  • #1504
    I really need help, this addon is by far the best inventory addon I've ever seen, but recently I've been coming across an error that makes AI useless. Everytime I open my bag, I get an error message and the bag's settings are all weirded out. I can't see any items in the bag, nor can I see any of the bars I have in the bag. I have searched everywhere, but I can't find anyone at all with a problem similar to mine.

    I haven't made any recent updates or installed any addons which might have caused this, it just happened all of a sudden. I was playing as usual, and everything was working fine. Then I looged off of WoW, came back a few hours later, logged back in, and there the problem was.

    Here's the error message, perhaps someone can make any sense out of it.
    Date: 2009-06-22 07:05:56
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua line 3279:
    attempt to concatenate a nil value
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:3279: Frame_Main_Paint()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:3463: Frame_Main_Draw()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:2947: Frame_Main_DrawLocation()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:2938: Frame_Main_Generate()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:3608: Frame_Main_Show()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:3574: Frame_Main_Toggle()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:6703: HookOpenBackpack()
    (tail call): ?
    [string "TOGGLEBACKPACK"]:1:
    [string "TOGGLEBACKPACK"]:1
    Swatter, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AckisRecipeList, v1.0 RC10 2109
    ArkInventory, v3.02
    AtlasLoot, vv5.05.01
    AtlasLootFu, vv5.05.01
    AucAdvanced, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.5.4293.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.5.4293.2531
    AucStatClassic, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AucStatSales, v5.5.4293.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.5.4293.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.5.4293.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.5.4293.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.5.4293.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.5.4293.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.5.4293.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.5.4293.3583
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.5.4293.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.5.4293.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.5.4293.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.5.4293.2530
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.5.4293.2530
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.5.4293.3655
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.5.4293.0
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.5.4293.2530
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    Bartender4, v4.3.3
    BeanCounter, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    BonusScanner, v5.0
    BrokerBonusScanner, v1.2
    Btex, v2.7.3
    ButtonFacade, v3.1.270
    ButtonFacadeApathy, v3.1.66
    ButtonFacadeCaith, v3.0.50
    ButtonFacadeDarion, v3.0.3.2
    ButtonFacadeElegance, v3.1.0
    ButtonFacadeEntropy, v3.1.49
    ButtonFacadeGears, v3.1.40
    ButtonFacadeHKitty, v2.4.2
    ButtonFacadeLayerTest, v3.1.41
    ButtonFacadeLiteFlat, v3.0.2
    ButtonFacadeLiteStep, v3.1.41
    ButtonFacadeOnyx, v3.1.47
    ButtonFacadeSerenity, v3.1.41
    ButtonFacadeSleek, v3.1.0
    ButtonFacadeTones, v3.1.0
    ButtonFacadeTrinity, v30100.1
    Cartographer, v2.0
    CartographerBattlegrounds, v2.0
    CartographerCoordinates, v2.0
    CartographerFoglight, v2.0
    CartographerGroupColors, v2.0
    CartographerGuildPositions, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceLoot, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceMaps, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceNotes, v2.0
    CartographerLookNFeel, v2.0
    CartographerNotes, v2.0
    CartographerPOI, v2.0
    CartographerWaypoints, v2.0
    CartographerZoneInfo, v2.0
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.130
    CrapAway, v
    CurseProfiler, v
    DBMCore, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130
    Decursive, v2.4.1
    Enchantrix, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    ExplorerCoords, v0.03
    FailBot, v2.12
    Gatherer, v3.1.13
    GathererDBWowhead, v1.0.2009-02-18
    Grid, v1.30100.2009041601
    IceHUD, v1.5.9 (Revision: 409)
    Informant, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    JPack, v0.7.3
    JPackBroker, v
    JPackEx, v
    LootCount, v
    LootCountDropCount, v
    MillHelp, v1.2.1
    MillHelpGlyphs, v1.2.1
    Omen, v3.0.7
    Postal, v3.1.2
    QuestHelper, v1.0.21
    Recount, v
    SEH4, v4.0.1
    SexyMap, v
    Stubby, v5.5.4293 (WombatII)
    Titan, v4.2.5.30100 - Revision 273
    TitanAmmo, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanBag, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanClock, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanCoords, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanGatherer, v3.1.1
    TitanGoldTracker, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanLootType, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanPerformance, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanRegen, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanRepair, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanVolume, v4.2.5.30100
    TitanXP, v4.2.5.30100
    Trashcan, v0.1
    XLoot, v0.9
    XLootGroup, v0.5
    XPerl, v3.0.3c
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidHelper, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v
    ZygorGuidesHorde, v1.0
    ZygorGuidesViewer, v1.0

    Please, if anyone knows the cause of this problem, and/or how to correct it, I need help! I really don't want to use another bag addon, or worse yet, none at all, since I really like all the sorting, organization, and customization options of AI.

  • #1542
    I have a problem, every once and a while, if WoW crashes it completely resets all my settings to default for AI. I lose all of my seperate tabs, all the rules containing what is in each tab, andall of my sorting rules, is there any way to import the settings or back them up or something, this gets extremely irritating.

    Thank you for any help
  • #1505
    Nevermind, I figured it out. It was JPack causing some kind of conflict. Disabling that addon fixed it for me.
  • #1496
    It seems the enchanting category is a little buggy. I have assigned TradeGoods:Enchanting to a Bag and everything except for my Greater Cosmic Essences is shown inside that category. Did i do something wrong or is there a Bug?
  • #1510
    blizzard havent categorised that item correctly, its not under enchanting, its under something else. you have to manually override it.
  • #1492
    Always every time I sign in my bags and bank become gray and I cannot access them.
  • #1493
    Open up the ArkInv options. Select "System" scroll to the bottom and look for "Bug Fixes/Workarounds" check enabled and set it to full. Exit log out to desktop and reenter the game. Viola it's fixed.
  • #1491
    Bad argument #1 'ipairs' (table expected, got nil)

    Almost every time when i try to open my bank.
    RU Locale
  • #1502
    Is there a fix for this problem? Because it's really persistent.
  • #1495
    the skills array is not initialised. are you running 3.02.15?
  • #1497
    I also have the issue above, US locale though. I am running 3.02.15.
  • #1511
    i'll take another look at the code and make sure there are checks around that part for an empty array.
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