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  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 7,778,639 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/23/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.05.12
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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

r511 | arkayenro | 2015-11-23 11:18:20 +0000 (Mon, 23 Nov 2015) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.05.12 (from /trunk:510)

*3.05.12 (23-NOV-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with aborting a restack when leaving bank/vault
 * fixed - issue with item counts on merchant cost itemstring
 * added - workaround/fix for issue with item counts on tradeskill results and reagents due to invalid hyperlink returned by blizzard

r510 | arkayenro | 2015-11-23 11:16:31 +0000 (Mon, 23 Nov 2015) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTooltip.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.12 (23-NOV-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with aborting a restack when leaving bank/vault
 * fixed - issue with item counts on merchant cost itemstring
 * added - workaround/fix for issue with item counts on tradeskill results and reagents due to invalid hyperlink returned by blizzard



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  • #4602
    ArkInventory reverse order


    First: amazing addon. Kudos for your work, it's really impressive.

    Now, everything is great, but I'm having ONE problem: when you set your item anchor to top left, shouldn't the items grow FROM top left?

    What I'm experiencing: With top left item anchor, items grow from bottom right (when I loot an item it goes to the first free bottom-rightest slot, when I sort my items it starts from the bottom right.)

    What I would like: With a top left item anchor I'd like my items to grow  from top left. Like this:

    If I set a bottom right item anchor, then the items grow from the top left, but I have this annoying blank space:

    I would really like no blank space AND items growing from top left. Is this possible?

  • #4603

    technically thats not blank space, its empty slots. item anchor point is really slot anchor point, but item makes more sense to most people.

    remove the sorting you have and youll probably get items in the top left instead of empty slots but thats not really going to be helpful.

    you would probably be better off moving the empty slots onto their own bar so theyre out of the way, then the items will always be in the "correct" position for you.

    Last edited by Arkayenro on 3/22/2013 4:34:18 AM
  • #4598

    Love this addon, but it's apparently causing a super slowdown when I log into a toon.  If I disable this addon, the toon loads normally.  This has been happening since 5.2 was released.  Is there anything I can do to help troubleshoot this? 

  • #4597

    I, too, like your addon and have used it for quite a while now.  Today I got the following and I have seen it a couple of times now.  I suspect that it has more to do with the slow downs caused by Blizz's processing and those caused by Pet Tracker which I also use.

    Date: 2013-03-14 13:17:28 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...rface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua line 75:    script ran too long Debug:    (tail call): ?    ...rface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua:75: FilterClear()    ...rface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua:164: Scan()    ...rface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua:54:       ...rface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua:40    (tail call): ?    [C]: ?    [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:9:       [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:5    (tail call): ?    ...Inventory\Externals\Ace3-AceBucket\AceBucket-3.0.lua:116: func()    ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:43:       ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:36 Locals: None

    I like the pet journal information displayed in the concise form in the chat pane.   As an enchancement, could you consider adding the Battle Pet IDs?  Personally, i prefer the numbers instead of the letters system.  so it would look like [Amber Moth] (9/19) - Upgrade? [Amber Moth] (8/18), [Amber Moth] (3/13).  Or, maybe put that information on the info panes that popup if you click the [Amber Moth] respective links.

    While I don't think the Amber Moth comes in a 3/13 that is just an example.


  • #4596

    Hey Guys,

    Love your addon and have been using it for a few years. I'm encountering an unusual error relating to it everytime I try to focus a target. Here is the error message:

    Date: 2013-03-14 14:10:52
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: ArkInventory
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn ArkInventory attempted to call a forbidden function (FocusUnit()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: FocusUnit()
    ..\FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1699: func()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:710: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1

     If I could get any feedback on how to fix it I'd really appreciate it. Would rather not have to raid without arkinventory enabled!

    Last edited by Almelia on 3/16/2013 1:47:32 AM
  • #4600

    That is not an ArkInventory related issue, but a long-standing issue with the blizzard code.

    A long while back blizzard chose to block every 3rd party addon from setting focus via the right-click menu, instead allowing it only via their default unitframes.

    You can set and clear focus with the /focus and /clearfocus macro commands, or via the keybinding interface but cannot through the right-click menu if the unitframes are being replaced.

    Chances are a unitframe addon you are using is also using Ace3, which is a library of common functions often used by many addons.

    Therefore errors coming happening in that can be mistakenly attributed to any other addon also using that library.

  • #4595

    So, I logged onto my monk today and tried to access my bank and it has every item shadowed like it is offline. I can deposit items into my bank but not take any out, and if I disable ArkInventory bank monitoring, the normal Blizz bank works fine.  Any ideas?

  • #4599
    Quote from lotddragon »

    So, I logged onto my monk today and tried to access my bank and it has every item shadowed like it is offline. I can deposit items into my bank but not take any out, and if I disable ArkInventory bank monitoring, the normal Blizz bank works fine.  Any ideas?

    I'm having the same issue and it seems to be a strata problem. Doing framestack shows all elements are on the medium layer but the order within the layer seems to be wrong as the "Frame" and "FrameContainer" are higher than the actual BagItems. Compared to my bag - whish is showing correctly, where the Bag#Item# are highest on the medium layer... if any of that makes sense?


    Just reloaded and it's functioning now... strange

    Last edited by elgustav on 3/15/2013 5:56:40 PM
  • #4594
    Rules for Raid Loot Rewards

    First off, I love  your addon. Perhaps I'm just missing it, but I can't get this to work.

    I've not been able to get the loot that LFR drops to be routed by a rule and sorted into a particular bag. I'm probably going to have to used the item IDs as a work around. I've tried  tt( "Open" ) or name("Open") and it will not sort even if I separate the line into a single rule. Everything I've read says that tt("Open") should work.

    For example, Amber Encased Treasure Pouch.

    I've tried turning all the other rules off, and also setting the priority of this rule to 1 while the other are lower, and still don't have any luck. I don't believe there are any bag assignments overriding it, either. For now, I'm just using this, which should cover most lockboxes.

    id( 95619,95618,95617,97268,72201,90840,86623,95343) or tt("Right Click to Open")

    If you have a better suggestion, that  would be great, thank you.

    Last edited by sketcharooni on 3/13/2013 5:45:59 PM
  • #4593

    Date: 2013-03-09 02:26:26
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: ArkInventory
    Count: 2
    Message: Note: AddOn ArkInventory attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidFrame7:Show()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: Show()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:279: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible()
       ..\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:237: CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll()
      Swatter, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      ArkInventory, v30327
      ArkInventoryRules, v
      ArkInventoryRulesExample, v1.00
      ArmoryQuickLink, v2.2
      AucAdvanced, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucFilterBasic, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucFilterOutlier, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucMatchUndercut, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucScanData, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatHistogram, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatiLevel, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatPurchased, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatSales, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucStatSimple, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatStdDev, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatWOWEcon, v5.15.5383.5323(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilAppraiser, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilAskPrice, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilCompactUI, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilFixAH, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilScanButton, v5.15.5383.5320(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilScanFinish, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilScanProgress, v5.15.5383.4979(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilScanStart, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilSearchUI, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.15.5383.4828(5.15/embedded)
      AutoRole, v4.1
      Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
      Bartender4, v4.5.8
      BattlegroundTargets, v50200-1
      BeanCounter, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      BrokerAllXP, v1.6.6-release
      BrokerCurrencyflow, v1.3
      BrokerLonnyXp, vr7
      Configator, v5.1.DEV.344(/embedded)
      DBMCore, v
      DBMPvP, v
      DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
      EasyMail, v
      EavesDrop, v2.51
      Enchantrix, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      EnchantrixBarker, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      ErrorFilter, v2.7
      GladiatorlosSA, v2.0
      Gladius, v5.1-06
      HealersHaveToDie, v2.1.0
      idTip, v2.2
      iFriends, v2.1.3
      Informant, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      LDBFriends, v1.05a
      LFGTimer, vv3.0.1
      LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.342(/embedded)
      LoseControl, v5.2
      Mapster, v1.5.2
      MikScrollingBattleText, v5.7.126
      MoveAnything, v13.5.0
      NatchBGBang, vv1.0b
      NatchDFBang, vv1.1
      OmniCC, v5.2
      OmniCCConfig, v
      oRA3, v
      PitBull4, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4AltPowerBar, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4Aura, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4Background, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4BlankSpace, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4Border, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4CastBar, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4CombatIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4CombatText, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4ComboPoints, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4HealthBar, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4HideBlizzard, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4Highlight, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4HolyPower, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4LeaderIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4LuaTexts, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4MasterLooterIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4PhaseIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4PowerBar, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4PvPIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4QuestIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4RaidTargetIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4ReadyCheckIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4RestIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      PitBull4RoleIcon, vv4.0.0-beta43
      Prat30, vr904      
      Prat30HighCPUUsageModules, v
      Prat30Libraries, v
      Quartz, v3.1.1-3-ga3cd5d9
      Recount, v
      recountcc, v
      RecountCooldowns, v
      ReforgeLite, v1.23
      SafeQueue, vv1.7
      SatrinaBuffFrame, v3.2
      SellJunk, v3.0.8
      SexyMap, v2.4.5
      SlideBar, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      Stubby, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      TidyPlates, v6.9 Beta 3 (R584)
      TidyPlatesGraphite, v
      TidyPlatesGrey, v
      TidyPlatesNeon, v
      TidyPlatesQuatre, v
      TidyPlatesHub, v
      TidyPlatesWidgets, v
      TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.343(/embedded)
      TipTac, v13.02.19
      TipTacItemRef, v13.02.19
      TipTacTalents, v13.02.19
      Titan, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanBag, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanClock, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanGold, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanLocation, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanLootType, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanPerformance, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanRepair, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanSocial, v5.2r22
      TitanVolume, v5.1.14.50100
      TitanXP, v5.1.14.50100
      WoWDBProfiler, v
      BlizRuntimeLib_deDE v5.2.0.50200 <eu>

  • #4601

    A long-standing issue with the blizzard code, where the code behind dropdown menus is being tainted, something which it has been demonstrated to be possible even without the use of a single addon.

    Just another issue blizzard do not give a damn about fixing.

  • #4592

    newest version isn't working for me


    Message: Interface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:30: Cannot find a library instance of "LibDialog-1.0".
    Time: 03/06/13 13:59:14
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `error'
    ...terface\AddOns\ArkInventory\Libs\LibStub\LibStub.lua:23: in function `LibStub'
    Interface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:30: in main chunk

    Locals: (*temporary) = "Cannot find a library instance of "LibDialog-1.0"."


    I looked and LibDialog-1.0 is present


    The no-lib version gives me this error

    Message: Interface\AddOns\ArkInventory\Locale\game.lua:1: Cannot find a library instance of "AceLocale-3.0".
    Time: 03/06/13 14:14:37
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `error'
    ...ce\AddOns\AltClickToAddItem\libs\LibStub\LibStub.lua:38: in function `LibStub'
    Interface\AddOns\ArkInventory\Locale\game.lua:1: in main chunk

    Locals: (*temporary) = "Cannot find a library instance of "AceLocale-3.0"."


    With both of them I get an ingame message saying

    failsafe kicked in - aborting arkinventory translations due to an error of some sort.


    Edit: new update appears to work now.

    Last edited by Quiksmage on 3/7/2013 12:34:33 AM
  • #4590

    Can we possibly get an update on this for 5.2?

  • #4591


  • #4588

    In my german client, it doesnt detect battlenet accountbind equiabble items correctly. In the bug searching menu it says for boa items "boa: no".

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