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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 956,067 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/24/2014
  • Created 07/30/2009
  • 304 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 6.0.002

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)

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  • #98

    I keep getting a error on the agenda side....

  • #97

    Actually, they are updating it but it is showing up as alpha on the curseforge. You could see if that helps.

  • #96

    Is this mod abandoned? I sure hope not because some other mods that are up to date (notably Altoholic) depend on it. As far as I can tell there's been no word from the author since long before Patch 6 came out.

  • #94

    When will the next upgrade hit? Can't wait to take it for a spin in WoD.

  • #92

    pls update it for wod, so many bugs

  • #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.

  • #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.

  • #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>

  • #73

    with 5.1

    1264x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "DataStore" hat versucht die geschützte Funktion "CompactRaidFrameContainer:Hide()" aufzurufen.
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameManager.lua:515: in function "CompactRaidFrameManager_UpdateContainerVisibility"
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameManager.lua:460: in function <Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameManager.lua:449>
    Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameManager.lua:499: in function "CompactRaidFrameManager_SetSetting"
    nibRealUI-7.3 r1\Modules\FrameMover.lua:934: in function <nibRealUI\Modules\FrameMover.lua:931>
    nibRealUI-7.3 r1\Modules\FrameMover.lua:946: in function "?"
    libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:147: in function <libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147>
    <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"
    ...\DataStore\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0-3.lua:120: in function <...\DataStore\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>


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