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  • World of Warcraft
  • 14,152 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 7,673,100 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/21/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,854 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.5.11
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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

r509 | arkayenro | 2015-07-21 10:22:28 +0000 (Tue, 21 Jul 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.5.11 (from /trunk:508)

*3.05.11 (21-JUL-2015)*
 * updated - draenor flying capability

r508 | arkayenro | 2015-07-21 10:20:44 +0000 (Tue, 21 Jul 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryLDB.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.11 (21-JUL-2015)*
 * updated - draenor flying capability

r506 | arkayenro | 2015-07-13 10:26:20 +0000 (Mon, 13 Jul 2015) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.10 (13-JUL-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with tint unusable overlay
 * fixed - issue with battlepet tooltips at the auction house

r504 | arkayenro | 2015-07-09 11:27:41 +0000 (Thu, 09 Jul 2015) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryExternals.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryExternals.xml
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.09 (xx-JUL-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with /ai track
 * removed - references to LibItemUpgradeInfo-1.0

r502 | arkayenro | 2015-07-08 02:36:57 +0000 (Wed, 08 Jul 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryUpgrades.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.08 (08-JUL-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with inserting bars

r500 | arkayenro | 2015-07-04 14:20:49 +0000 (Sat, 04 Jul 2015) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryUpgrades.lua
   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/itIT.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ptBR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.07 (05-JUL-2015)*
 * fixed - empty item slot background issue
 * added - option to set empty item slot (solid colour) background alpha level

r498 | arkayenro | 2015-07-03 15:00:54 +0000 (Fri, 03 Jul 2015) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryUpgrades.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.06 (04-JUL-2015)*
 * note - all item data has been erased (to cater for the new itemstring format).  please login to each character to update its data
 * fixed - bar background colour should now apply correctly
 * fixed - window background should now update properly when changing between a texture and a solid colour

r496 | arkayenro | 2015-07-02 10:37:40 +0000 (Thu, 02 Jul 2015) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/game.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.05 (02-JUL-2015)*
 * changed - code adjusted for new itemstring format (specialisation id), no actual impact
 * changed - replaced LibItemUpgradeInfo-1.0 with internal code
 * fixed - timewarped items should now show their correct item levels
 * fixed - issue with clearing bars

r494 | arkayenro | 2015-06-30 13:57:19 +0000 (Tue, 30 Jun 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/Bindings.xml
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.04 (30-JUN-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with adding/removing/moving bars

r492 | arkayenro | 2015-06-27 01:43:16 +0000 (Sat, 27 Jun 2015) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTooltip.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.03 (27-JUN-2015)*
 * changed - restack menu options
 * fixed - restack code (shouldnt move profession items, like the swiss army knife, into the bank any more, just crafting reagents that can go into that profession bag)
 * fixed - embeds for no-lib download

r490 | arkayenro | 2015-06-25 06:11:28 +0000 (Thu, 25 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc

fixed version number
r489 | arkayenro | 2015-06-25 06:06:24 +0000 (Thu, 25 Jun 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.toc
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/VersionHistory.txt
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.toc
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules_Example/ArkInventoryRules_Example.toc

toc updated to 60200
r488 | arkayenro | 2015-06-25 05:57:39 +0000 (Thu, 25 Jun 2015) | 28 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStaticPopups.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTooltip.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryToyBox.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.02 (25-JUN-2015)*
 * toc updated to 60200
*3.05.01 (xx-JUN-2015) Beta 4*
 * fixed - restack code
 * changed - category assignment menus are now in internal id order
 * changed - rule assignment menus are now in priority order
*3.05.01 (14-JUN-2015) Beta 3*
 * fixed - restack code
*3.05.01 (13-JUN-2015) Beta 2*
 * changed - restack action no longer initiates mutliple location restacks, its now per window/location so you have more control over it
 * changed - restack menu: choice of blizzards cleanup or my restack code
 * changed - restack menu: auto deposit is now set here
 * info: cleanup code will compact then if enabled and at the bank will do a deposit all reagents
 * info: restack code will compact then consolidate
 * info: compact will condense all items into as few stacks as possible
 * info: consolidate will move profession items in normal bags and the reagent bank to profession bags, then move crafting items in normal bags to the reagent bank, then move crafting items in your bag to the bank.
 * info: when auto deposit is enabled and at the bank restack will move items in your bags to the bank (and reagent bank) as part of both the compact and consolidate processes
 * info: both code variants will abide by the ignore cleanup value assigned to a bag (if items in a bag are not touched by the code then check this setting)
*3.05.01 (06-JUN-2015) Beta 1*
 * removed - player level restictions for mount menus (allows you to pick the chauffered mounts when under level 20)
 * changed - rule formulas are no longer compressed into a single line.  you can add extra spaces and newlines and they will stay intact now
 * added - Chauffeured Chopper mount data
 * fixed - issue with new item flash/animation and search overlay causing new items to not hide when they didnt match the filter



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  • #4424

    go into edit mode and mouseover any item that would normally have that text in it - if its not there then another mod is adding it and i cant see it.

    just use the rule function outfit( "OutfitName" ) instead

  • #4412

    In a mid of a raid with bags closed, and all the day.


    Message: ArkInventory-3.03.19\ArkInventoryTooltip.lua:456: Usage: UnitBattlePet("unit")
    Time: 11/15/12 15:40:18
    Count: 9
    Stack: ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryTooltip.lua:456: in function <...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryTooltip.lua:448>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `SetUnit'
    Interface\FrameXML\UnitFrame.lua:224: in function `UnitFrame_UpdateTooltip'
    Interface\FrameXML\UnitFrame.lua:211: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UnitFrame.lua:198>

    Locals: tooltip = GameTooltip {
    0 = <userdata>
    default = 1
    SetText = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\Swag\LibSwag.lua:408
    SetBuybackItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    shoppingTooltips = <table> {
    SetHyperlinkCompareItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetMerchantItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetHyperlink = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetTradeSkillItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetTradeTargetItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    comparing = false
    SetTradePlayerItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetInboxItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetSendMailItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetQuestLogItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    updateTooltip = 0.039999992400408
    SetInventoryItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetGuildBankItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    ARK_Data = <table> {
    SetLootRollItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetCurrencyToken = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetBackpackToken = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetAuctionSellItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetBagItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetMerchantCostItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    ClearLines = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Gatherer\Swag\LibSwag.lua:417
    SetLootItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetQuestItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SetAuctionItem = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    _ = "Ensalmador de batalla Zar'thik"
    unit = nil
    string = <table> {
    split = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    match = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    gmatch = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    upper = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    gsub = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    format = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    lower = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    sub = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    gfind = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    rep = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    char = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    rtgsub = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\RestrictedInfrastructure.lua:610
    join = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    reverse = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    byte = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    trim = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    len = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    find = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    select = <function> defined =[C]:-1

    Last edited by Hide_to on 11/15/2012 10:05:04 AM
  • #4414

    sorry, bad logic on that line, forgot to put the rest of it in brackets.  will fix it when i get home tonight

    you can change line 456 to this if you want to fix it before then

    if unit and ( UnitIsWildBattlePet( unit ) or UnitIsOtherPlayersBattlePet( unit ) or UnitIsBattlePetCompanion( unit ) ) then

  • #4404

    I noticed this addon prints the pet names and rarity to chat frame and also a [unknown] if I haven't cught the pet yet. I love this. however its still missing one little thing and I wonder if you can/want to add this at some point. I cant from ArkInventory tell what rarity of the pet I got is so I dont know if it is rarity upgrade. Check the addon "Battle Pet - Quality Notifier" to see what I mean. Also I can't find a setting to turn your notification off so if I use that addon instead I get double the info. Is there a way?

  • #4409

    3.03.19 will print your existing pet links next to the ones youre about to battle if the quality is equal or higher

  • #4403


    I think the recent changes broke the tracking element.

    I always use the /ai track item command for my gathering profs and find it invaluable.
    Recently the display (in Bazooka bar) show the small wow icon and a count that never moves.
    If I use the right click menu and add/remove the item it shows the correct number in bags but never changes (e.g. gather more of the item herb)

    Would be great if this could be checked and fixed :) 

  • #4408

    sorry, i missed this, will try to remember to check (i dont really use this feature much)

  • #4401

    First off, thank you for this addon, it's quickly become one of my favorites. With that said, did you disable something? One of my addons (and I'm pretty sure it's this one) also showed items I had in my guild bank. This was really important to me because I have a personal guild bank I use for storing all of my extra stuff and it was nice to be able to see how much of the item I had in that guild.

  • #4407

    not that i know of, mines still working.  check the tooltip settings for item counts, make sure the vault option is enabled.

  • #4413

    I don't see a "Vault" under Item Counts in the Tooltips section. But I'm not refering to the vault (paid extra storage) bank, I'm refering to an actual guild bank (I started a guild on one of my toons soely for the guild bank storage). I also have my other toons in an actual guild, I don't see either guild bank showing up on my list anymore, only what my toons have in their bags and in their personal banks. Under Item Counts what I have checked is Enabled, Faction Only, Guild Bank, and Show Tabs (Self Only is the only one *not* checked). Also, I do have the updated version (according to the Curse Client)

    EDIT: OK, Disreguard the above statement. After backing out of the settings I now see my guild bank info. I guess I just had to go into the settings for them to be recognised.. oh well, atleast it's back, thanks.

    Last edited by LordPython on 11/15/2012 11:12:31 AM
  • #4400

    Please include a way to turn off the battlepet chat text at the start of fights. I appreciate your efforts to provide another benefit but this is information I don't want in my chat box. Thanks.

  • #4406

    its already in there, check the config > messages/alerts section

  • #4395

    For a few days now, I get this error every time I log in, the first time I open my bag:

    Date: 2012-11-10 22:07:02
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryStorage.lua line 3670:
    attempt to index field 'info' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryStorage.lua:3670: ObjectCountGet()
    ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryTooltip.lua:507: TooltipObjectCountGet()
    ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryTooltip.lua:485: TooltipAddItemCount()
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: SetBagItem()
    ..\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:815: ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:6672: Frame_Item_OnEnter()
    [string "*:OnEnter"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEnter"]:1

    I'm assuming no one else is having trouble since I'm the first one to mention it, so I'm not sure where to figure out what's wrong.

  • #4399

    you have version 30316, you need to upgrade to 30317 or higher

  • #4402

    I apologize, the Curse Client said I was updated!

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