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  • World of Warcraft
  • 101,159 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 11,792,914 Total Downloads
  • Updated 04/11/2015
  • Created 04/05/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.0.18
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About Ackis Recipe List

What it does

Ackis Recipe List is an AddOn which will scan your trade skills and provide information on how to obtain recipes.

French (frFR) - Ackis Recipe List est un addon qui analyse vos métiers et fournit des informations sur la façon d'obtenir les recettes manquantes.

German (deDE) - Ackis Recipelist ist ein AddOn, das deine Berufe durchsucht und dir mitteilt, wo du fehlende Rezepte bekommst.

Korean (koKR) - Ackis Recipe List|1은;는; 당신의 전문 기술들을 훑어서 제조법들을 얻는 방법에 대한 정보를 제공할 애드온입니다. 룬 벼리기를 포함하여 모든 전문 기술들에 작용합니다.

Spanish (esES) - Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas.

Simplified Chinese (zhCN) - 扫描并告知如何获取缺失配方的详细商业技能信息插件。

Traditional Chinese (zhTW) - 掃描並告知如何獲取缺失配方的詳細商業技能訊息插件。

Brazilian Portuguese (ptBR) - Ackis Recipe List é um addon que irá escanear suas profissões e lhe provirá informações de como obter receitas.

Latin America Spanish (esMX) - Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas.

Italian (itIT) - Ackis Recipe List è un addon che scansiona le tue competenze nelle professioni e fornisce informazioni su come ottenere ricette.

Russian (ruRU) - Сканирует ваши профессии и составляет список отсутствующих рецептов. Также отображает информацию о способах их приобретения.

Profession AddOns

Due to the increasing data size and memory usage with each WoW expansion, the professions have been split into their own AddOns; you need only download the ones you'll be using. Each installed and enabled profession AddOn will load whenever it's first accessed by the ARL core.

You can either download the Ackis Recipe List Addon Pack which has Ackis Recipe List's core and all profession AddOns, or install the profession AddOns separately:

Note that Ackis Recipe List will not work without the AddOn for the profession you are trying to scan. If you attempt to scan a profession that is not installed, you will be informed.


If you wish to donate, please donate via Plegie.

Where to get it

Do this first

Read the documentation located at these locations:

How to get it to work

You open up a trade skill window (ie: Enchanting) and click on the Scan button which is attached to the trade skill window. Results will be printed out to the chat frame, or into a separate window depending on preference.

Command Line

Ackis Recipe List has a GUI to change parameters. Type /arl to open up the GUI. Acceptable commands include:

  • Opens up the about panel, listing information about the mod:
    /arl about
    • Opens up the sorting options:
      /arl sort
      /arl sorting
    • Scan a profession:
      /arl scan profession
    • Opens up in-game documentation regarding ARL:
      /arl documentation
    • Opens up display options:
      /arl display
    • Opens up profile options:
      /arl profile
    • Prints out a list of all the profession tradeskill links:
      /arl tradelinks


Ackis Recipe List will behave differently depending on which modifying keys you use to click.

Scan Button

This is the functionality that occurs when you are clicking the scan button.

  • Normal Click
    • Performs a scan of the current tradeskill displaying recipes in a new window.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates a text dumping of the current tradeskill in a format (CSV, XML, BBC) specified by the user.
  • Alt Click
    • Removes all waypoints on the World Map and Mini-map generated by ARL.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Provides development code for use when updating trainers, vendors, etc in the recipe database.


This is the functionality that occurs when you click on a recipe.

  • Normal Click
    • Expands or contracts the recipe acquire information.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates an item link of the item that the recipe will make into your default chat box.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Generates a spell link for the recipe you clicked.
  • Alt Click
    • Adds or removes a recipe from the exclusion list.
  • Ctrl-Shift Click
    • Adds the specific recipe acquire methods to the World Map and Mini-map.

Contacting the Authors

Please use the bug reporting feature to submit bug reports. Do not contact us via Curse PM. Do not submit bug reports in comments.


Feel free to join us on irc at [[irc://|Freenode]] in the channel #arl

Freenode Webchat

Freenode has come up with their alternative to Mibbit. Webchat

Known Issues

  • When gaining a reputation level recipes for that faction will still appear in red when doing a scan.
  • Recipe acquire information is slightly inaccurate. We are updating recipes daily as information is identified. If you find something inaccurate or wrong, submit a ticket here and we will get it updated.

Feature Requests/Bug Reporting

Read the Bug Reporting and Feature Requesting information before submitted a bug report or feature request. Posting reports in the comments is not the place to do so. Ackis had to turn off the comments at because of constant bug reports and feature requests. Comments are for questions on how to use the mod, or you can see the thread on WoW Ace. Please follow these small little instructions to make our lives easier. The easier you make development for Ackis Recipe List, the more time we will have to develop other addons.

Bug Reports

Please use the WoW Ace tracker to file bug reports. Posting bugs in the comments is not the place to do it.

Feature Request

Please use the WoW Ace tracker to add suggestions and feature requests. Not all suggestions will be accepted: there are many people who use this addon, each with separate views. We will, however, try to make it as user friendly as possible...but when a decision is made please accept it.


Ackis Recipe List strives to integrate with existing trade skill mods out there. If you have a request for integration, please submit a feature request at WoW Ace. We make no promises to implement the feature at all. There is a limited API documented to interface with the ARL database. If you are a developer and would like more functions, please contact us on IRC. Currently, the mod works with:

If your mod should be on this list, please submit a ticket.

Detailed Documentation


  • Ideas for the mod came from FGTradeLacker (original mod no longer updated, however someone has taken over updating the recipes for it).
  • Ace community for listening to my questions on the IRC channel and helping me out, and fellow mod authors for developing such great add-ons.
  • Please see the X-Credits field for more Acknowledgments. Any code snippets borrowed or inspired from are credited in the code files. The main display also lists all people who are in X-Credits.
  • Everyone who has helped me with localizations.



tag 3.0.18
James D. Callahan III <>
2015-04-11 03:37:34 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - Removed MOAR dead code.
    - Removed ATSW and Cauldron from the ToC.
    - Dead code removal.
    - Fixed X-Website ToC entry.


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  • #2268

    Tooltips are displaying on top of eachother when they run out of room on the edge of the screen.

  • #2269

    Yeah, there's really nothing that can be done about that; due to the anchoring options, that's how things play out when you have them anchored in that specific fashion and have the main window that far to the right. The alternatives are to move the main window, or change the tooltip anchoring options.

  • #2270

    ah, gotcha, no way to detect the location of frames and swap the other frame to be anchored underneath then I suppose? Settings are easy enough to change though anyway.

  • #2265

    Today I updated all my ARL files and got tons of errors the first one I managed to catch.  I tried reloading but the addon doesn't work after updateing:


    Date: 2015-01-26 16:27:29 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Constants.lua line 15:    Usage: GetLocale(application[, silent]): 'application' - No locales registered for 'Ackis Recipe List' Debug:    [C]: ?    ...\TradeSkillInfo\Libs\AceLocale-3.0\AceLocale-3.0.lua:134: GetLocale()    AckisRecipeList\Constants.lua:15: in main chunk Locals: (*temporary) = "Usage: GetLocale(application[, silent]): 'application' - No locales registered for 'Ackis Recipe List'"


    Date: 2015-01-26 16:37:11 ID: 3 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\Core.lua line 47:    attempt to index field 'constants' (a nil value) Debug:    AckisRecipeList\Core.lua:47: in main chunk Locals: _G = <table> {  ContainerFrame5Item7 = ContainerFrame5Item7 {  }  MultiCastActionButton6Cooldown = MultiCastActionButton6Cooldown {  }  MerchantItem9ItemButtonStock = MerchantItem9ItemButtonStock {  }  GetTrainerServiceTypeFilter = <function> defined =[C]:-1  UNIT_NAMES_COMBATLOG_TOOLTIP = "Color unit names."  UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_TOOLTIP_3 = "This method avoids overlapping nameplates by spreading them out horizontally and vertically."  SetTrainerServiceTypeFilter = <function> defined =[C]:-1  SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_71 = "This partygoer wants to dance with you."  RecruitAFriendFrame = RecruitAFriendFrame {  }  CompactUnitFrameProfilesGeneralOptionsFrameHealthTextDropdownButtonNormalTexture = CompactUnitFrameProfilesGeneralOptionsFrameHealthTextDropdownButtonNormalTexture {  }  TutorialFrameLeft19 = TutorialFrameLeft19 {  }  MultiCastActionButton2Cooldown = MultiCastActionButton2Cooldown {  }  ERR_TRADE_EQUIPPED_BAG = "You can't trade equipped bags."  PVP_RANK_6_1 = "Corporal"  BOOKTYPE_PROFESSION = "professions"  AudioOptionsVoicePanelOutputDeviceDropDownButtonHighlightTexture = AudioOptionsVoicePanelOutputDeviceDropDownButtonHighlightTexture {  }  InterfaceOptionsDisplayPanelShowAggroPercentageText = InterfaceOptionsDisplayPanelShowAggroPercentageText {  }  VideoOptionsFrameCategoryFrameButton17ToggleHighlightTexture = VideoOptionsFrameCategoryFrameButton17ToggleHighlightTexture {  }  MerchantItem3AltCurrencyFrameItem1Text = MerchantItem3AltCurrencyFrameItem1Text {  }  OPTION_TOOLTIP_ACTION_BUTTON_USE_KEY_DOWN = "Action button keybinds will respond on key down, rather than on key up."  BINDING_NAME_NAMEPLATES = "Show Enemy Name Plates"  INSTANCE_UNAVAILABLE_OTHER_TEMPORARILY_DISABLED = "%s cannot enter. This instance is temporarily disabled."  IsReferAFriendLinked = <function> defined =[C]:-1  MAIL_LETTER_TOOLTIP = "Click to make a permanent copy of this letter."  AudioOptionsVoicePanelMicrophoneVolumeThumb = AudioOptionsVoicePanelMicrophoneVolumeThumb {  }  ItemTextFrameInsetInsetTopRightCorner = ItemTextFrameInsetInsetTopRightCorner {  }  MANA = "Mana"  CHAT_CONFIG_OTHER_COMBAT = <table> {  }  CONSOLIDATED_BUFFS_PER_ROW = 4  TutorialFrameRight19 = TutorialFrameRight19 {  }  MoneyFrame_OnEvent = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\MoneyFrame.lua:225  BN_UNABLE_TO_RESOLVE_NAME = "Unable to whisper '%s'. may be unavailable."  CinematicFrameRaidBossEmoteFrame = CinematicFrameRaidBossEmoteFrame {  }  InterfaceOptionsCombatTextPanelFCTDropDown_OnClick = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsPanels.lua:1661  CompactRaidFrameManagerDisplayFrameHiddenModeToggleTopRight = CompactRaidFrameManagerDisplayFrameHiddenModeToggleTopRight {  }  LFGTeleport = <function> defined =[C]:-1  GetMonitorAspectRatio = <function> defined =[C]:-1  ToggleEncounterJournal = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:704  LOSS_OF_CONTROL_DISPLAY_FEAR = "Feared"  Graphics_QualityText = Graphics_QualityText {  }  TalentMicroButtonAlertShadowTopLeft = TalentMicroButtonAlertShadowTopLeft {  }  ROGUE_COMBAT_CORE_ABILITY_4 = "Keep applied to yourself when you have 5 combo points."  JoinSkirmish = <function> defined =[C]:-1  Advanced_GraphicsAPIDropDownButtonHighlightTexture = Advanced_GraphicsAPIDropDownButtonHighlightTexture {  }  CompactUnitFrameProfilesSaveButton = CompactUnitFrameProfilesSaveButton {  }  PaperDollFrame_SetReadiness = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\PaperDollFrame.lua:1360  LFGListSearchPanelScrollFrameButton10BottomRight = LFGListSearchPanelScrollFrameButton10BottomRight {  }  ACTION_SPELL_MISSED_POSSESSIVE = "1"  ChannelMemberButton10SpeakerFrameOn = ChannelMemberButton10SpeakerFrameOn {  }  Is64BitClient = <function> defined =[C]:-1  SecureCmdItemParse = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:1031  SLASH_STOPATTACK1 = "/stopattack"  MultiCastActionButton4HotKey = MultiCastActionButton4HotKey {  }  InterfaceOptionsCombatTextPanelRepChanges = InterfaceOptionsCombatTextPanelRepChanges {  }  TutorialFrame_OnMouseDown = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\TutorialFrame.l



    Last edited by Enigma_TL on 1/26/2015 4:51:50 PM
  • #2264

    LOL @ JDC III in changelog... 

  • #2262

    I'm an engineer on my warrior and  I used to uncheck all of the classes except for Warrior in the recipes tab of ARL. The problem with this recently is that it has decided that all of those items are usable and obtainable despite me not being of that class. for example, shows that I can learn it in my list. You cannot grab these as a collector and just learn them. You must be a priest, mage, or warlock to even learn this pattern. You get "You can't use that item." error when you try to learn this pattern otherwise.

  • #2267

    Its an odd issue with Blizzard's API.. We pull a lot of information from the item itself, and for some reason Blizzard's stripped out classes for many recipes..  So when I do a dump of all the recipes, it pulls out all the classes which we'd previously set..  I'd need to go through them all and re-set them all.

    I can do it, it'll just be a bit time consuming.

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #2257

    every time i log in. was working fine and today any toon i log in, i get this.

    Message: ...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Agenda\DataStore_Agenda-r19.lua:537: attempt to compare string with nil
    Time: 12/30/14 01:39:41
    Count: 1
    Stack: ...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Agenda\DataStore_Agenda.lua:612: in function <...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Agenda\DataStore_Agenda.lua:598>
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5>
    (tail call): ?
    ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:558: in function `EnableAddon'
    ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:651: in function <...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:636>
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:327: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:401: in function `TimeManager_LoadUI'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:828: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:789>

    Locals: <none>

  • #2260

    i posted that on the datastore_craft and agenda page cause i think it might not be caused by ackis, just like the datastore_craft error was.

  • #2266

    Yup. Not ARL.

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #2255

    The Engineering scan is not giving me the red overlay over the purchased recipes for Draenor recipes. All of the other Ackis addons are working properly.

  • #2256

    Red overlay?

  • #2253

    thats what happends when you open the enchanter follower in your enchanting emporium thingy....
    the errors keep going up by the second

    Message: ...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts-r56.lua:501: attempt to index local 'link' (a nil value)
    Time: 12/24/14 15:17:28
    Count: 535
    Stack: ...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:515: in function <...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:512>
    ...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:607: in function <...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:600>

    Locals: SaveActiveFilters = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:275
    SaveHeaders = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:318
    ScanRecipes = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:452
    ScanCooldowns = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:372
    RestoreHeaders = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:333
    RestoreActiveFilters = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:291
    addon = <table> {
     SetDefaultModuleLibraries = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:398
     Enable = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:325
     RegisterChatCommand = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:85
     EnableModule = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:363
     modules = <table> {
     GetModule = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:241
     IterateEmbeds = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:473
     UnregisterComm = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:179
     defaultModuleLibraries = <table> {
     TimeLeft = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:170
     Deserialize = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceSerializer-3.0\AceSerializer-3.0.lua:242
     UnregisterChatCommand = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:111
     isOpen = true
     ScheduleRepeatingTimer = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:127
     CancelAllTimers = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:158
     Printf = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:69
     SetDefaultModulePrototype = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:440
     name = "DataStore_Crafts"
     Guilds = <table> {
     IsEnabled = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:482
     orderedModules = <table> {
     ScheduleTimer = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:92
     DisableModule = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:381
     Characters = <table> {
     ThisCharacter = <table> {
     OnInitialize = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:904
     baseName = "DataStore_Crafts"
     RegisterMessage = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:116
     GetArgs = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:144
     Print = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:54
     artifactDB = <table> {
     IsTradeSkillWindowOpen = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:953
     OnDisable = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:946
     OnEnable = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:927
     IsModule = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\Ac

  • #2254

    This is an error for DataStore_Crafts, not Ackis Recipe List. The only reason ARL is mentioned is because it's the first AddOn to load the AceAddon library, which DataStore also uses.


    Last edited by Torhal on 12/24/2014 3:03:09 PM
  • #2263

    DataStore is part of Altoholics addon files

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