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  • World of Warcraft
  • 41,767 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 7,725,645 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/23/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,867 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.05.12
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

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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  • #4437

    Yepyep. Byebye ark inventory.

  • #4434

    I recently made a Scribe and wanted to sort all the inks/pigments and soon noticed that many of the inks/pigements are not in the right catagories. Are the categories imported from wow or are they manually made by itemid? if manually I guess it takes lots of time and wondering if there is any way me and maybe others can help? Seen this issue on other items aswell but cant remember what ones. Atm using rules to get the sorting as I want it but lots of extra work.

  • #4446

    You can create your own custom categories for the items (for example I have "Mining Supplies", "Tailoring Supplies", etc. I then make any items I wish to go into the same bag area to be the same custom category. Works very well.

  • #4433

    Could you please add sorting by Item ID?

    And by expansion number? That shouldn't be hard, for example MoP items seem to have ID between 70000 and 89999, WotLK - 30000-49999

  • #4423

    First of all, awesome addon. Been using it for ages!

    For the last few weeks, I've been having UI errors pop up (similar to several of the previous posts on this thread) and now the addon simply doesn't work--just using standard UI for bags, even though I have Ark enabled.

    Now, when trying to update via Curse Client, I keep getting installation errors. Anyone else having the same problem?

  • #4431

    you may have disabled it, just check the addeon settings - and if you get the action blocked message dont disable ai, just do a /reload and do whatever it was you needed to do.

  • #4422

    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "ArkInventory" tried to call the protected function "PickupContainerItem()".
    !BugGrabber-r189\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:758: in function "ContainerFrameItemButton_OnClick"
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.20.lua:6743: in function "Frame_Item_OnDrag"
    <string>:"*:OnReceiveDrag":1: in function <string>:"*:OnReceiveDrag":1


  • #4430

    what were you doing?

  • #4421

    Since around version 3.03.19 I seem to have an issue with the mount feature. I can't deactivate any mounts anymore.

    For example: if i set a flying mount to "no" in all three categories, it still shows up in th e"flying" category, and also the "unknown" category, and is still used for the random mount function.

  • #4420

    Message: ArkInventory-3.03.20\ArkInventoryStorage.lua:2437: attempt to compare number with nil
    Time: 11/21/12 21:30:00
    Count: 1
    Stack: ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryStorage.lua:1483: in function `Scan'
    ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryStorage.lua:1442: in function `ScanLocation'
    Interface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:2281: in function <Interface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:2127>
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5>
    (tail call): ?
    ...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: in function `EnableAddon'
    ...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:636: in function <...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:621>
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:322: in function `CombatLog_LoadUI'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:692: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:657>

    Locals: <none>

  • #4428

    it looks like the pet api wasnt ready yet, i'll have to add some checks around it to make sure theres actually data coming back.

  • #4419

    I can't get the tootip() function to pickup anything in the "Equipment Sets" line of the tooltip.  Here is the rule I made:

    Attempted Equipment Set Rule

    Last edited by ThufirPriest on 11/20/2012 12:50:16 AM
  • #4427

    try outfit( "OutfitName" ) instead, most likely another mod is adding that text and its not able to be seen.  ai can only scan the base tooltip.

  • #4417

    First of all, thank you for this great addon, I've been using it for a very long time now, it's my favorite bag addon. But there is one thing that has always been missing for me, and that's an option to display an item's level on its icon, maybe including a restriction to only apply this to gear.

    I could not find any alternative to this, the only addon I could find that provides this functionality is !InventoryItemLevels, but this addon only works with the default bags. Any chance an option like this might make it into ArkInventory?

    Last edited by Kezo on 11/18/2012 1:04:57 PM
  • #4426

    maybe, i already do something like this for caged battlepets (their level is in green), i dont think its too hard to add this, default would be disabled and youd have to turn it on

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