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  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 502,633 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • Created 10/27/2010
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 7.1.9
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About ProfessionsVault

Simple and light-weight tracking of profession links and recipes for all your alts and friends. Tooltip enhancements and AH/merchant coloring for professions-related recipes and items - ideal for recipe collecting, profession leveling, and any serious crafting.


Blizzard has made a major change to the operation of tradeskill hyperlinks in patch 5.4.0, whose implementation seriously affects their usability and fundamentally breaks addons such as ProfessionsVault that rely upon them. Read more details here, and please help complain on the Blizzard Bug Report Forums. A recent tweet from Blizzard Community Manager Bashiok hints there may be a fix forthcoming in a future client patch, however it STILL remains broken after two client patches (5.4.2).

The current release of ProfessionsVault is a "cripped" version that omits the features which rely upon working TradeSkill links (annotated below). There is still no way to open the trade skill links for characters that are offline or you are not directly interacting with. This limitation is imposed by Blizzard's broken hyperlink implementation, as described above. Other features are fully functional, notably including recipe coloring and AH scanning. It notably also allows you to open the tradeskill windows of any same-guild toon in your database (it uses the guild roster to bypass the broken hyperlinks).


Profession list features

  • ProfessionsVault automatically records and saves the profession links of all your alts
  • Easily allows saving any professions linked from friends or guildies into your database
  • <Broken in 5.4> Provides one-click access to the Trade Skill UI of any toon's profession.
  • Supports easily posting links of your toon's professions to any chat
  • Data is shared between all your toons on the realm, including cross-faction
  • <Broken in 5.4> Comes pre-loaded with links to fully-stocked professions

Tooltip/Recipe features

  • Enhances recipe tooltips with info about which characters can learn the pattern
  • Colors recipes in the Auction House display to indicate which characters can learn the pattern
  • Colors recipes in the Merchant (vendor) window display to indicate which characters can learn them.
  • Automated scan allows your bank character to scan the AH for recipes learnable by any alt.
  • Customizable recipe coloring and character name coloring

Misc features

  • Includes an LDB broker with easy access to your professions, supports Fubar or Titan Panel, or can be used stand-alone
  • Based on the Ace3 Addon Framework
  • Enables the "link" button on all profession windows (default UI just has it for your own)
  • Integrates nicely with other profession-related addons such as Ackis Recipe List, Skillet, Advanced Trade Skill Window and Gnomeworks


  • Open the PV window using the minimap icon, LDB launcher or by typing "/pv show" on the command line.
  • PV window shows all the saved professions for your character, any alts on the same account running PV, and any profession links you've saved.
  • <Broken in 5.4> PV window also includes links to fully-stocked professions (ie containing every recipe)
  • Data update happens automatically whenever you open a trade skill window, or you can update them all at any time using the "Scan my Professions" button. PV will automatically update when you learn a recipe or skill up.
  • Config button can be used to configure tooltip/coloring integration.
  • To save any profession link into PV (eg whispered from a friend or in trade), just open the link and press the new "Save" button that appears at the bottom of the Trade Skill UI. The same technique can be used to merge profession data from a second account (dual-boxing).

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r538 | oscarucb | 2014-05-20 22:05:22 +0000 (Tue, 20 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/7.1.9 (from /trunk:537)

Tagging as 7.1.9
r537 | oscarucb | 2014-05-20 22:04:13 +0000 (Tue, 20 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/PV_Data.lua

bump db version to 5.4.8



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  • #130
    I'm considering adding an optional feature like that, although I'm concerned about the database growing without bound. Would probably need to incorporate some kind of an aging mechanism that would remove old auto-added links after a certain amount of time.
  • #127
    I like the interface of this add-on a lot better than TradeSkillInfo...especially the broker link/click display for all professions! However, what I miss is the "Used In" tooltip display, which shows the professions a reagent is used in. Is it possible to add this as a tooltip option?
  • #128
    PV deliberately avoids reagent-related features because that's precisely what makes most profession addons unwieldy and slow, whereas PV remains lightweight and streamlined. is a great source of such information and doesn't slow down your game.
  • #126
    ProfessionsVault v5.1 includes:

    * Added automatic handling of profession learn/unlearn
    * Added an option to suppress database update messages
    * Changed LDB right click to open/link the LDB prof, middle click is now config
    * Misc internal cleanups
  • #125
    ProfessionsVault v5.0 includes:

    * NEW FEATURE: Added support for tracking non-tradeskill professions (Herbing, Skinning, etc). Current rank is displayed in the PV window and LDB tooltip
    * NEW FEATURE: Tooltips for trade links in chat windows
    * Profession scanning is now performed silently and automagically in most cases, so database is always up-to-date without user interaction
  • #122
    ProfessionsVault v4.8 now silently updates the appropriate profession when you learn a new recipe.
  • #120
    Why is there nothing for smelting / mining
  • #124
    PV v5.0 adds limited support for tracking the mining/smelting profession
  • #119
    ProfessionsVault 4.7 includes:

    * NEW FEATURE: Enhanced LDB/minimap tooltip functionality. The tooltip now provides quick one-click access to all your professions and the all-recipe links.
    * NEW FEATURE: LDB text tracks your most recently used or skilled profession and displays current skill level (this text can be disabled from within your LDB display addon)
  • #118
    I just switched from ProfessionsBook to ProfessionsVault as it appears to an active addon. I didn't mind the dialog box asking if I wanted to scan professions as I logged into each new (to ProfessionsVault) character. But when one of my characters had two recipes to learn, I was annoyed by the dialog box as I learned each one.

    The scan appears to be quick enough that I'd like an option that skips the dialog box and just does the scan. I can also accepting waiting until I open the profession to do the scan (which is what ProfessionsBook did).

    I'll also accept a RTFM with a hint on which option I should have checked or unchecked because I'm a noob!
  • #123
    ProfessionsVault v4.8 now silently updates the appropriate profession when you learn a new recipe.
  • #117
    Version 4.4 adds support for Wow 4.1 (will not work on 4.0.6)

    4.1 transition and will need to be refreshed.
  • #115

    With the latest version 4.4beta 1 Engineering data no longer seems to save. It seems to scan fine & shows when on the toon with Engineering but as soon as you log out the data seems to vanish. It does not show up when on alts & if you log the Engineer back on it automatically asks you to rescan again.
    Worked fine in previous versions.

    Also get the following error when deleting a characters info.

    Message: ...terface\AddOns\ProfessionsVault\ProfessionsVault.lua:1803: attempt to index local 'dbc' (a nil value)
    Time: 04/23/11 18:18:28
    Count: 1
    Stack: (tail call): ?
    ...terface\AddOns\ProfessionsVault\ProfessionsVault.lua:1803: in function
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?

    (tail call): ?
    ...ddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceGUI-3.0\AceGUI-3.0.lua:314: in function `Fire'
    ...ibs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIContainer-TreeGroup.lua:489: in function `Select'
    ...ibs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIContainer-TreeGroup.lua:493: in function `SelectByPath'
    ...terface\AddOns\ProfessionsVault\ProfessionsVault.lua:2115: in function `CreateWindow'
    ...terface\AddOns\ProfessionsVault\ProfessionsVault.lua:2160: in function `RefreshWindow'
    ...terface\AddOns\ProfessionsVault\ProfessionsVault.lua:3640: in function `func'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:636: in function `UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick'

  • #116
    Good catch - both are fixed in 4.4 beta 2
  • #112
    First, I love this mod.

    Second, I have to mouseover every recipe in AH for professionsvault to add anything in the tooltip.
    Third, At some point a month ago it stopped coloring my recipe icons.

    I use Auctioneer, Auctionsnatch and Auctionmaster. I doesn't seem to relate to them though, but i haven't tested it thouroughly.
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