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  • 28,649 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 9,726,766 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/15/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 2.6.2
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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. It works for all tradeskills including Runeforging.

French (frFR)

Ackis Recipe List est un addon qui analyse vos métiers et fournit des informations sur la façon d'obtenir les recettes manquantes. Il fonctionne pour tous les métiers, y compris Runeforge.

German (deDE)

Ackis Recipelist ist ein AddOn, das deine Berufe durchsucht und dir mitteilt, wo du fehlende Rezepte bekommst. Es funktioniert mit allen Berufen, inklusive Runenschmiedens.

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. Funciona para todas las habilidades comerciales, incluida Forja de Runas.

Simplified Chinese (zhCN)


Traditional Chinese (zhTW)


Brazilian Portuguese (ptBR)

Ackis Recipe List é um addon que irá escanear suas profissões e lhe provirá informações de como obter receitas. Funciona com todas profissões incluindo Forja Rúnica

Latin America Spanish (esMX)

Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas. Funciona para todas las habilidades comerciales, incluida Forja de Runas.

Italian (itIT)

Ackis Recipe List è un addon che scansiona le tue competenze nelle professioni e fornisce informazioni su come ottenere ricette. Funziona per tutte le professioni, inclusa Forgiarune.

Russian (ruRU)

Сканирует ваши профессии и составляет список отсутствующих рецептов. Также отображает информацию о способах их приобретения.


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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 recently changed to use a GUI for 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 2.6.2
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-02-15 19:55:25 -0600


James D. Callahan III:
    - Finally got around to implementing ticket #996 after roughly three years and ten months.
    - Moved the "Display Exclusions" and "Skill" checkboxes.
    - Changed AddAllWaypoints to insert the recipe object into the WAYPOINT_ENTITIES table, rather than its spell id.
    - Made another reversion to DisplayAcquireData() - GnomeWorks expected the recipe to be a spell ID.
    - Added SpellID Recipe method.
    - Moved some things around.
    - Cleanups and clarifications.
    - Hrm - recipe.spell_id was inexplicably replaced with in a few places. This has been rectified, which also fixes ticket #1605
    - Replaced private.acquire_list with a table on the AcquireTypes themselves, supported by the AssignRecipe, GetRecipe, GetSortedRecipes, and RecipePairs methods.
    - Cleanup of Sort_Acquisition(), and changed it to use the actual AcquireTypes.
    - Cleaned up private.SortRecipeList() and added the sorted list as a return value.
    - Make sure the AcquireType isn't nil before attempting to get its ID.
    - AcquireType:Entities()=>AcquireType:EntityPairs()
    - I overzealously changed a parameter type for DisplayAcquireData, forgetting that it was used as an API for other AddOns (GnomeWorks). Whoops. Reverted.


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  • #2039

    Does ARL hate Skillet?

  • #2034

    Wonder if other peoples are havin the same issue.

    If i try to link my alts trade recipes from ARL config. it is inpossible to open the the window if i click on it in chat, nothing happens.


  • #2035

    Blizzard disabled this a while back.  They're still mulling over whether to allow it again or not.  Its looking like a no though. :(

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #2036

    Thanks for the info Resa.

    Hope Blizz alllow it again, it was a realy usefull feature, i realy miss it.

  • #2033

    Message:\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown.lua:71: attempt to index local 'self' (a nil value)
    Time: 12/17/13 18:47:25
    Count: 31
    Stack:\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown.lua:71: in function `specialOnEnter'
    ...s\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:57: in function <...s\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:48>

    Locals: item = <table> {
     specialOnEnter = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown.lua:69
     OnRelease = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:336
     SetOnLeave = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:139
     SetText = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:100
     OnAcquire = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:73
     disabled = false
     GetText = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:105
     userdata = <table> {
     parent = <unnamed> {
     value = false
     SetPoint = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:110
     SetPullout = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:90
     sub = OVERLAY {
     type = "Dropdown-Item-Toggle"
     AceGUIWidgetVersion = 1003
     GetValue = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:361
     base = <table> {
     text = <unnamed> {
     highlight = <unnamed> {
     useHighlight = true
     Show = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:115
     SetOnEnter = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:146
     events = <table> {
     Hide = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:120
     check = OVERLAY {
     frame = AceGUI30DropDownItem8 {
     SetDisabled = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:125
     SetValue = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-DropDown-Items.lua:355
    self = nil
    (*temporary) = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index local 'self' (a nil value)"
    ipairs = <function> defined =[C]:-1

    Any assistance with this problem would be greatly appreciated. It seems to start when I go into a raid and then each time I mouse over something I get this Lua Error...

  • #2037

    Had that too.. and finally found out this was the addon causing it. Currently I'm disabling the addon, which is a shame..

  • #2038

    Its not actually ARL causing this error.. Its one of the Ace Libraries...  I'm not seeing this on the current build.. Are you guys up to date?

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #2026

    hi, I too am having issues since the latest update - its killing my healing addon. 

    The error message is simply that Vuhdo performed a forbidden function and it has been blocked. This is a serious problem - since of course it happens mid raid. 

    Turning the addon off isn't seeming to resolve the issue so any help would be appreicated.



  • #2028

    ...that has nothing to do with ARL...especially if you're disabling ARL and still getting that message.


  • #2025


    ME:  Formula: Enchant Gloves - Advanced Herbalism
    I'm trying to see if this formula is still in game. Please confirm if it's still available in game and where it's possible to find it. Wowhead seems to have answers from 2 different GM's which contradict each other.

    GM:  I checked on this for ya and while the item is still in-game in a way, it no longer has any mobs that will drop it. That means anyone who already had the item still would, but no new ones would be created as it no longer drops.
    I double and triple checked this as from your ticket it looks like there may be some conflicting answers floating around, and I can confirm 100% it no longer drops!

  • #2027

    i too had a GM response on the matter -- lockboxes still do drop them (or chests) apparently it is the sole existing source on the loot table that is currently active that he could locate for me... <3 found one. Many hours later on a rogue.

  • #2024

    After new version of ARP i got message  when press M for Map "AckisRecipe List has been blocked from an action only available to the Blizzard UI. You can disable this addon and reload the UI"

    Last edited by zlatoljub on 12/8/2013 9:25:31 AM
  • #2023

    One isse with the Leatherworking section:

    Unlike what WowWiki says (and it seems to be your source), Pattern: Swiftstrike Bracers cannot be found in Black Temple, only in Hyjal.


  • #2031

    Thank you! Just updating that now.

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #2022

    With the latest version i cannot see my alts tradeskill when sent from the option panel to  the chat window, when i click on it nothing happens.

    I also get the following  error message very often.


    Date: 2013-12-02 14:34:19
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: AckisRecipeList
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn AckisRecipeList attempted to call a forbidden function (IsDisabledByParentalControls()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: IsDisabledByParentalControls()
    ..\FrameXML\MainMenuBarMicroButtons.lua:229: UpdateMicroButtons()
    [C]: Show()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1819: SetUIPanel()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1663: ShowUIPanel()
    [C]: SetAttribute()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2262: ShowUIPanel()
    ..\FrameXML\FriendsFrame.lua:1166: ToggleFriendsFrame()
    TitanPals\TitanPals.lua:232: TitanPanelPalsButton_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1

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