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  • World of Warcraft
  • 181,992 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,104,877 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
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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

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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  • #3870
    I have two questions in regards to rules: For the sb and usable options, is there a way to make them a negative check instead of a positive (so it picks up items that are not useable or are not soulbound) What subtype do you use for rings and necklaces? Thanks
  • #3875

    standard lua logic rules, use not xxx to reverse whatever xxx is, eg;

    equip( ) and not sb( )

  • #3878

    Thanks, I had a DUH moment when I read this lol.

  • #3869

    A minor Request:

    I play a rogue and was thinking it would be handy to have a button on the Inventory Window for lock picking.


    Last edited by Ashmani on 1/9/2012 11:45:09 AM
  • #3868

    I got a wonderful idea, currently you can open the search UI of arkinventory and search for an item, and that search goes across all characters. 


    SO I could search for dreadmist to find my cloth BOA items, hover over the item and it shows who has it.


    My IDEA is that you can type BOA into the search, and it will list ALL BOA items, there are actually a LOT of request for an addon that tracks BOA items, Arkinventory already keeps a list of where everything is, a feature like this would be priceless!

    you could even add a little button to the search UI to list the BOAs because a lot of people would prolly not be aware of the new feature if you added it.

    Last edited by xekon on 1/5/2012 10:17:03 AM
  • #3864

    Having the same issue as others, when I update and go to use an item directly from my bag I get the "disable/ignore" pop up. Rolled back to version 3.02.85 and have no issue, updated again to 3.02.86, same issue.  Rinsed and repeated again, just to be sure, and no issue with 3.02.85 installed.

    Didn't know about the taint log until I came here to post this comment / see if anything had been changed.  I'll try that and see what it gets.

    btw, thank you very much for what you do with this addon.  It is by far my top add on in the game and I really appreciate all your time and work on it.

    EDIT:  And as always happens when you take your car to the mechanic, it's not doing it any longer.  So, guess I'm good.  Thanks again, please to be ignoring my comment (except the thanks part) now.

    Last edited by paladinva on 12/24/2011 5:11:38 AM
  • #3865

    my problem is that ive never run into the issue on any of my toons, so its hard to tell why others are getting it, and as i said before arkinventory doesnt actually replace any of blizzards secure code, it it secure hooked though but thats how youre supposed to do it when you dont want to cause tainting, so its hard to even understand how its happening in the first place.

    edit: i enabled it on mine and while i dont get the issue i did find one instance where i left out a local and tainted three generic global variables, its possible one of those is used securely at some point and ends up causing the issue, so ive fixed that and will upload the new version.

    Last edited by Arkayenro on 12/24/2011 6:46:58 AM
  • #3861

    Anyone having issue using a Hearthstone from inside the AI bag?  Got the popup that I had to disable AI to use the Hearthstone.  Found this same type of issue on another char trying to change a glyph.

    Seems that using an item from a bag is having issue.  Any suggestion on a fix?

  • #3862

    the glyph thing is 100% not AI, its another mod tainting the dropdown.

    the hearthstone, while unlikely, could possibly be from AI, youd need to enable taint logging and either read the taint.log file yourself to see which mod is tainting blizzards secure code or send it to me.  Ai doesnt use any secure blizzard code at all, which is why i can 99% know its not ai doing it - but you never know what blizzard changes.

  • #3854

    Hi i have read the FAQ and the problem i have is deleting old guild/characters curencies how do i do that? 


    could anyone help please???


  • #3858

    so this didnt help?

    the guild bank money amount may stay -  its fixed in version 5 but thats still alpha - but currencies should always go away if you delete a toons data.

  • #3860

    So... how can I get my hands on this alpha version 5 you're talking about? ^^

  • #3859

    there not going away at bud :(

  • #3852

    Last night, when doing a Black Temple transmorg run, both my friend and I had Ark Inventory trigger the standard Blizzard "this mod is being bad disable/ignore" pop up during Najentus when trying to click a spine to break the shield. We've never had it all previous times we've fought it so maybe some obscure bug came in during the last update.

  • #3853

    its from another mod, just that its using one of the common ace libraries and AI being the first mod to load those gets the blame for any taint.  if you disable AI another mod will get the blame.

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