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  • Updated 07/24/2014
  • Created 07/30/2009
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 5.4.007

About DataStore

DataStore is the main component of a series of addons that serve as data repositories in game. Their respective purpose is to offer scanning and storing services to other addons.

The advantages of this approach are:

  • data is scanned only once for all client addons (performance gain).
  • data is stored only once for all client addons (memory gain).
  • addon authors can spend more time coding higher level features.
  • each module is an independant addon, and therefore has its own SavedVariables file, meaning that you could clean _Crafts without disturbing _Containers.

Scope : a note to contributing authors

The core of the database is based on my work in Altoholic, and is thus designed with multiple-account support in mind. If client addons want to store data from foreign accounts, the database will be ready for it. Nothing is final at this point though, feel free to contribute, as the concept can and will be perfected.

The scope of each addons is to provide common methods for client addons. For instance, DataStore_Crafts embeds LibPeriodicTable-3.1-Tradeskill allowing it to give more than just scanning & storing data. However, the goal is not to put _everything_ into these addons, they must be seen as an abstraction layer and a service provider, nothing more.

These libraries cannot and should not be embedded, as they all manage their respective SavedVariables.

Existing modules

Each module will exist as a separate addon, so that authors can package only the ones they want with their own project.

More modules will come later.

Information Pages

  • Project overview : A slightly more detailed overview of the scope
  • API : Samples of commonly used methods (work-in-progress)

r45 | thaoky | 2014-07-24 16:13:37 +0000 (Thu, 24 Jul 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/5.4.007 (from /trunk:44)

Tagging as 5.4.007
r44 | thaoky | 2014-07-22 13:29:32 +0000 (Tue, 22 Jul 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/DataStore.lua

Fixed a bug related to connected realms
r43 | thaoky | 2014-07-21 10:05:12 +0000 (Mon, 21 Jul 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/DataStore.lua

Added support for merged realms
r42 | thaoky | 2013-10-06 07:06:32 +0000 (Sun, 06 Oct 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/DataStore.lua

Version number updated.


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  • #92

    pls update it for wod, so many bugs

  • #91

    Date: 2014-10-15 19:42:35 ID: 30 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua line 177:    attempt to call global 'GetNumTalents' (a nil value) Debug:    (tail call): ?    (tail call): ?    ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua:177:       ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua:155    ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua:320:       ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua:319    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4:       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4    [C]: ?    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?()    ...nel\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()    ...ace\AddOns\TomTom\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120:       ...ace\AddOns\TomTom\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119 Locals: None AddOns:   Swatter, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   NPCScan, v6.0.2.2-1-g9cbfa6a   NPCScanOverlay, v6.0.2.1   AckisRecipeList, v3.0.7   AckisRecipeListQuickScan, v6.0.2.1   Altoholic, v5.4.008   AskMrRobot, v6   AucAdvanced, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   AucFilterBasic, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   AucFilterOutlier, v5.21.5490.5459(5.21a/embedded)   AucMatchUndercut, v5.21.5490.5364(5.21a/embedded)   AucStatHistogram, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   AucStatiLevel, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   AucStatPurchased, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   AucStatSales, v5.21.5490.5476(5.21a/embedded)   AucStatSimple, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   AucStatStdDev, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   AucStatWOWEcon, v5.21.5490.5323(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilAppraiser, v5.21.5490.5462(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilAskPrice, v5.21.5490.5447(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.21.5490.5443(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilCompactUI, v5.21.5490.5444(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.21.5490.5458(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilFixAH, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.21.5490.5417(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.21.5490.5458(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilScanButton, v5.21.5490.5403(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilScanFinish, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilScanProgress, v5.21.5490.4979(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilScanStart, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilSearchUI, v5.21.5490.5481(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.21.5490.5452(5.21a/embedded)   AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.21.5490.4828(5.21a/embedded)   Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)   BeanCounter, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   CollectMe, v2.4.13   Configator, v5.1.DEV.359(/embedded)   DailyGrind, v2.0.6   DataStore, v5.4.001   DataStoreAchievements, v5.4.001   DataStoreAgenda, v5.4.001   DataStoreAuctions, v5.4.001   DataStoreCharacters, v5.4.001   DataStoreContainers, v5.4.001   DataStoreCrafts, v5.4.001   DataStoreCurrencies, v5.4.001   DataStoreInventory, v5.4.001   DataStoreMails, v5.4.001   DataStorePets, v5.4.001   DataStoreQuests, v5.4.001   DataStoreReputations, v5.4.001   DataStoreSpells, v5.4.001   DataStoreStats, v5.4.001   DataStoreTalents, v5.4.001   DBMCore, v   DBMDefaultSkin, v   DBMLDB, v   DBMSpellTimers, v   DBMStatusBarTimers, v   DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)   Decursive, v2.7.3.5   Enchantrix, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   EnchantrixBarker, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   Gatherer, v4.4.1   GTFO, v4.35   HealBot, v5.4.8.5   HealBotTips, v5.4.8.5   Informant, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   KCrazyArrowHide, v1.21   LibAboutPanel, v1.6.2   LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.363(/embedded)   LibSharedMedia30, v3.0-81   LightwellBuddy, v5.0.1.37   Malkorok, v   Mendeleev, v3.0   MogIt, vv3.3.3   MoveAnything, v15.0.0   oqueue, v1.7.3   Overachiever, v0.73   PetTracker, v   PetTrackerBreeds, v   PetTrackerConfig, v   PetTrackerSwitcher, v   PetTrackerUpgrades, v   Postal, v3.5.1   RareAnnouncer, v1.0   RareCoordinator, v   Rarity, v1.0   RarityOptions, v   Recount, vr1273   SavedInstances, v5.8.2   SlideBar, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   Stubby, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)   TabardAddict, v2.23   TidyPlates, v6.15.0.1   TidyPlatesGraphite, v   TidyPlatesGrey, v   TidyPlatesNeon, v   TidyPlatesQuatre, v   TidyPlatesThreatPlates, v6.008   TidyPlatesHub, v   TidyPlatesWidgets, v   TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.351(/embedded)   Titan, v5.2.3.50400   TitanBag, v5.2.3.50400   TitanClock, v5.2.3.50400   TitanGold, v5.2.3.50400   TitanLocation, v5.2.3.50400   TitanLootType, v5.2.3.50400   TitanPerformance, v5.2.3.50400   TitanRepair, v5.2.3.50400   TitanVolume, v5.2.3.50400   TitanXP, v5.2.3.50400   TomTom, vv50400-1.0.0   TradeForwarder, v2.20   TradeSkillMaster, vv2.9.10   TradeSkillMasterAccounting, vv2.4.1   TradeSkillMasterAdditions, vv2.1.3   TradeSkillMasterAuctionDB, vv2.5.1   TradeSkillMasterAuctioning, vv2.4.2   TradeSkillMasterCrafting, vv2.6   TradeSkillMasterDestroying, vv2.1.3   TradeSkillMasterItemTracker, vv2.1.1   TradeSkillMasterMailing, vv2.2.3   TradeSkillMasterShopping, vv2.4.1   TradeSkillMasterWarehousing, vv2.1   TradeSkillMasterWoWuction, vv2.4   BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v6.0.2.60000 <none>   (ck=10b0)


  • #90

    DataStore causes a taint whenever you try to set focus (using either XPerl or SUF Unit Frames)

    3x [ADDON_ACTION_FORBIDDEN] AddOn 'DataStore' tried to call the protected function 'FocusUnit()'.
    !BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:586: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:586>
    [C]: in function `FocusUnit'
    FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1692: in function <FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1426>
    [C]: in function `func'
    FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:730: in function `UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick'
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>


  • #87

    I made a small website where you could upload your DataStore_Containers.lua and view all the data of it.

    You can see all characters and their items and you can search for item names and get a list of characters with those items. Keep in mind it's beta :)

  • #86

    I keep trying to uninstall this addon and each time i do, it just comes right back on to my comp. WTF? how do i get rid of this addon that i dont even use anymore?

  • #89

    do you use Altoholic? Its dependent on the datastore addon.

  • #84

    Date: 2013-11-09 14:33:42

     ID: 1

     Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua line 163:    attempt to call global 'GetActiveTalentGroup' (a nil value)


        ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua:163:       ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua:155    ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua:353:       ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua:352

    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4:

    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4

    [C]: ?

    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?()

        ...er2\Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()



    Locals: None

  • #82
    Re: DataStore (bug)

    Date: 2013-10-31 07:54:33
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: DataStore
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn DataStore attempted to call a forbidden function (IsDisabledByParentalControls()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: IsDisabledByParentalControls()
    [C]: 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()

  • #81

    First off i would like to say thank you for your great addons. I was wondering if and when their will be an update for datsore.  I seem to have the same issue with altoholic and this one.  I get Instalation failed when I try to update datastore and altoholic.

  • #80
    Calling Mindbender (Priest) on target

    Message: [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "DataStore" hat versucht die geschützte Funktion "CompactRaidFrame1:Show()" aufzurufen.
    Time: 10/10/13 00:53:06
    Count: 5
    Stack: [C]: in function `Show'
    Interface\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:285: in function `CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible'
    Interface\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:243: in function `CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll'
    Interface\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:98: in function <Interface\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:45>

    Locals: <none>

  • #77
    Re: DataStore Stats Error

    39x DataStore_Stats\DataStore_Stats-r17.lua:105: attempt to call global "GetArenaTeam" (a nil value) DataStore_Stats\DataStore_Stats-r17.lua:105: in function <DataStore_Stats\DataStore_Stats.lua:27> DataStore_Stats\DataStore_Stats-r17.lua:117: in function <DataStore_Stats\DataStore_Stats.lua:116> <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":4: in function <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":4 <in C code> <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":13: in function "?" libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:92: in function "Fire" AdiBags-v1.6.6\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0-3.lua:120: in function <AdiBags\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>

    Locals: nil

  • #79



    Message: Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Stats\DataStore_Stats.lua:105: attempt to call global 'GetArenaTeam' (a nil value)
    Time: 09/10/13 18:38:42
    Count: 84
    Stack: (tail call): ?
    Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Stats\DataStore_Stats.lua:105: in function <Interface\AddOns\DataStore_Stats\DataStore_Stats.lua:27>
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4>
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:13: in function `?'
    ...Ons\Ace3\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: in function `Fire'
    Interface\AddOns\Ace3\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120: in function <Interface\AddOns\Ace3\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>

    Locals: (*temporary) = "UNIT_INVENTORY_CHANGED"
    (*temporary) = "player"
    (*temporary) = "UNIT_INVENTORY_CHANGED"
    (*temporary) = "player"
    (*temporary) = <function> defined =[C]:-1

  • #76

    Nice and all that, but how do you use it ? t have triued /DataStore and /ds. . . but nothing works ?

    And i see no icon any where on the minimap..


  • #78

    It's a database for Altoholic. Other addons use it too.

  • #75

    Message: DataStore_Skills\DataStore_Skills-r11.lua:122: attempt to call global "GetNumSkillLines" (a nil value)
    Time: 01/08/13 15:54:35
    Count: 20
    Stack: ...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Skills\DataStore_Skills.lua:152: in function <...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Skills\DataStore_Skills.lua:148>
    ...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Skills\DataStore_Skills.lua:173: in function `?'
    ...ore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147: in function <...ore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147>
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4>
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: in function `?'
    ...ore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: in function `Fire'
    ...\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120: in function <...\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>

    Locals: <none>

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