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BankItems v50003

13th October 2012 (r185 on wowace)
For use with Live Servers v5.0.5.16135.

An addon that remembers the contents of your bank, bags, mail, equipped, currency, AH, void storage and display them anywhere in the world. Also able to remember/display the banks of any character on the same account on any server, as well as searching and exporting lists of bag/bank items out.

Type /bi or /bankitems to see what is currently in your bank. You must visit your bank once to initialize. Type /bigb or /bankitemsgb to see what is currently in your bank. You must visit your guildbank once to initialize.

  • /bi clear : clear currently selected player's info
  • /bigb clear : clear currently selected guild's info

Read below for other commands.

BankItems will also remember the contents of Guild Banks if you are able to view them. Use /bigb to see them. Note that Guild Banks are a shared repository and changes can occur to it by other members of your guild.

FuBar plugin for BankItems

These plugins allow clicking on the panel/plugin icon to open BankItems, giving a summarized view of inventory slots and money of each character on the same realm, and deleting data with the menu quickly.

Titan Panel plugin for BankItems

Note: I no longer support the Titan Panel plugin and its current author is not me.

LDB plugin for BankItems

BankItems provides a LDB launcher if LibDataBroker-1.1 is detected to be loaded.


  • /bi : open BankItems
  • /bi all : open BankItems and all bags
  • /bi allbank: open BankItems and all bank bags only
  • /bi clear : clear currently selected player's info
  • /bi clearall : clear all players' info
  • /bi showbuttun : show the minimap button
  • /bi hidebutton : hide the minimap button
  • /bi open charname : open bank of charname on the same server
  • /bi charname : open bank of charname on the same server
  • /bi search itemname : search for items
  • /bis itemname : search for items
  • /bigb : open BankItems guild bank
  • /bigb clear : clear currently selected guild's info

Most options are found in the GUI options panel.

Not a bug

If you close your bank after retrieving/storing an item in it too quickly and the server hasn't updated your inventory, BankItems is unable to record the change to your bank when the item actually moves later. The WoW API does not give you any data about your bank once BANK_FRAME_CLOSED event has fired.

Tooltip information regarding items on the Auction House, Mailbox and Guild Bank(s) may be out of date and thus be inaccurate. They will only be updated on your next visit to the respective places.


Original concept from Merphle
Last maintained by JASlaughter, then Galmok@Stormrage-EU.

Change Log

Changes from v50002 to v50003 (13 October 2012)

  • For use with Live Servers v5.0.5.16135.
  • FIXED: Fixed incorrect item linking bug introduced in the last update.

Changes from v50001 to v50002 (7 October 2012)

  • For use with Live Servers v5.0.5.16057.
  • UPDATED: Add workaround for crash problems with the game client if the user has taint log enabled.
  • NEW: Added Void Storage support (thanks cybermind)
  • FIXED: Fix the bug where a 4-slot or smaller sized bag doesn't display the bottom background texture.

Changes from v40300 to v50001 (23 September 2012)

  • For use with Live Servers v5.0.5.16057.
  • UPDATED: Upgrade all saved data to new itemlinks format.
  • UPDATED: Added search filtering. Does not work for bankitems guild bank.
  • FIXED: Remove Keyring and ranged slot + ammo (thanks iceeagle), and remove their data.
  • NEW: Add ptBR and itIT localization files - the actual localizations are not in though.

Changes from v40200 to v40300 (3 December 2011)

  • For use with Live Servers v4.3.0.15050.
  • FIXED: Fix errors caused by patch 4.3 when visiting the Auction House.
  • TO BE IMPLEMENTED: Void Storage/Bag search filter.

Changes from v40000 to v40200 (3 July 2011)

  • For use with Live Servers v4.2.0.14333.
  • FIXED: Fix errors with the export/search result frame's scrolling edit box.
  • UPDATED: Reimplemented currency recording.

Changes from v30300 to v40000 (13 October 2010)

  • For use with Live Servers v4.0.1.13164 or Cataclysm Beta Servers v4.0.3.13117.
  • UPDATED: All stored data for items are updated to the Cataclysm item format.
  • FIXED: Fix bug where ammo is not registering as unequipped when you unequip ammo.
  • FIXED: Fix error that occurs for freshly created characters.
  • UPDATED: Items with the same name but with different itemIDs (such as heroic and non-heroic versions of the same item) are now treated as different items in the tooltips.
  • UPDATED: Upgrade all saved data to Cataclysm itemlinks.
  • NEW: Add "/bi open charname" and "/bi charname" command to open the bank of desired character on the same server.
  • TODO: Currency recording is temporarily disabled. The live servers, beta servers and PTR servers are too different.

Changes from v30200 to v30300 (24 December 2009)

  • For use with Live Servers v3.3.0.11159.
  • FIXED: Ammo will no longer count double when equipped.
  • NEW: Add support for oGlow (github version -, not the wowinterface one).

Changes from v30100 to v30200 (16 August 2009)

  • For use with Live Servers v3.2.0.10192.
  • NEW: Added a checkbox to toggle displaying data from the opposite faction (affects both dropdowns and tooltips).
  • UPDATED: Items on the Auction House are now shown in the tooltip information. Note that this information can be inaccurate if these items are sold or expired.

Changes from v30002 to v30100 (9th June 2009)

  • FIXED: Fix rare "selfPlayer (nil value)" error.
  • UPDATED: Remove all pre-Wrath compatibility code.
  • UPDATED: Export now exports equipped gear as well.
  • UPDATED: BankItems now uses the WoWAce localization system at
  • UPDATED: Update BankItems tooltip information to work with LinkWrangler's dynamic frame creation.
  • UPDATED: Linking items from BankItems should now behave like the default UI (including being able to link into the AH search box).
  • UPDATED: Significantly reduce string garbage generation. Also some code optimizations.
  • UPDATED: When taking items from the mailbox, the tooltip information is now updated immediately.
  • UPDATED: Add esES localization.
  • NEW: Currency tokens are now recorded.
  • NEW: The contents of the Keyring are now recorded.
  • NEW: Items you have put up for auction are now recorded when you visit the Auction House. These items are not included in searches or tooltips.
  • NEW: Register a LDB launcher if LDB-1.1 is detected during VARIABLES_LOADED.
  • NEW: BankItems will now only show/search characters and guilds from the same faction and realm. You will need to login at least once per character/guild for BankItems to save faction information otherwise these characters will no longer show up unless the "Show/Search All Realms" checkbox is checked.

Changes from v30001 to v30002 (24th October 2008)

  • FIXED: Fix errors that occur when used with HealPoints.
  • FIXED: Fix errors that occur when clearing data of a player/guildbank.
  • REMOVED: Removed support for Saeris' Lootlink, which is discontinued and no longer works in patch 3.0.2.

Changes from v30000 to v30001 (15th October 2008)

  • For use with Live Servers v3.0.2.9056 or WotLK Beta Servers v3.0.2.9061.
  • FIXED: Fix errors that appear when opening the Addon options frame.

Changes from v24001 to v30000 (14th October 2008)

  • For use with Live Servers v3.0.2.9056 or WotLK Beta Servers v3.0.2.9061.
  • FIXED: Fix errors resulting from the base UI code being rewritten to use locals and "self" arguments in WotLK.
  • UPDATED: Delay creation of some 600+ child frames and textures (mostly item buttons) until they are shown (saves 50kb). Experimental. May screw up Skinner.
  • UPDATED: Add upgrade function to convert old TBC format links to new WotLK format links.

Changes from v24000 to v24001 (16th May 2008)

  • For use with Live Servers v2.4.2.8278.
  • CODING: Removed redundant semicolons and brackets.
  • FIXED: Fix deleted/returned flags that mark if a mail item is going to be deleted or returned when it expires. Existing incorrect flags remain incorrect until you next visit the mailbox.
  • UPDATED: BankItems no longer stores iconpath data or itemcount data if it is 1. This results in roughly 30% reduction in savedvariable size.

Changes from v23003 to v24000 (27th March 2008)

  • For use with Live Servers v2.4.0.8089.
  • ADDED: Store mail expiry time for each item in the mailbox.
  • ADDED: New option to ignore soulbound items that are not stackable for tooltip information.
  • UPDATED: Moved the options window into the default UI's new Interace Options panel.

Changes from v23002 to v23003 (9th January 2008)

  • For use with Live Servers v2.3.2.7741.
  • FIXED: Fix for BankItems.lua: 3894: attempt to call global 'GetUIPanelWindowInfo' (a nil value)

Changes from v23001 to v23002 (2nd January 2008)

  • FIXED: Add a tooltip:Show() to force tooltip repainting after adding tooltip information.
  • FIXED: *Very* aggressively cache tooltip text that is added for performance (slight memory increase).
  • FIXED: Switched method of hooking tooltips to improve performance (credit to Siz).
  • FIXED: Rebuild alt-cache on returning items to an existing alt.
  • ADDED: Added a button to open BIGB in BankItems.

For older changes going all the way back to 2006, read the first part of BankItems.lua.

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  • Avatar of Xinhuan Xinhuan Oct 20, 2014 at 14:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Regarding Public Domain, that is a no. This prevents anyone stealing the zip for re-hosting on another website for profit purposes (has happened before with the WoWMatrix debacle). Torhal is in the right of this. Most addon authors have converted their addons to ARR as a consequence of that drama. We want addons to be "open", but not at the expense of websites leeching off others work.

    I've added JackTripper as a Maintainer, if anyone else would like to contribute (and know how to use SVN/Git), please PM me. :)

    Last edited Oct 20, 2014 by Xinhuan
  • Avatar of JackTripper JackTripper Oct 20, 2014 at 14:26 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2371431="">>

    At the very least if you could mark it is "Active" again:

    Project Management -> General -> Edit Project -> Development Stage -> Release

    That way it will flow back into Curse.

    And, yes, to help thwart it dying, name as many people as you can find as maintainers/moderators. I hate WoAce for not letting a project be truly open.

    Edit: Oh, and please change it to Public Domain:

    Project Management -> General -> Edit Project -> License -> Public Domain

    that was Torheel can't come in and complain about copyright. I cloned it on GubHib and called it Public Domain, even though strictly it is still officially called "All Rights Reserved". If you do the formality of marking it as public domain, we can tag all the files as public domain.

    Last edited Oct 20, 2014 by JackTripper: adfadf
  • Avatar of Mornadan Mornadan Oct 20, 2014 at 09:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @Pakka: Go

    There were also other people that made a lot. nbluewiz from curse made even more updates than me. I was maybe the one most shouting :)

    At curse comments there is again more recent version to download.

  • Avatar of Pakka Pakka Oct 20, 2014 at 09:09 UTC - 0 likes

    BIG Thanks to Mornadan and jackTripper for fixing and updating - BankItems is really simple and useful! Didn't wanna miss it :-)

  • Avatar of Xinhuan Xinhuan Oct 19, 2014 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Well this is a bit messy. I personally haven't played WoW for about 3-4 years, and now that BankItems has finally broken, a number of people have stepped up to fix the code!

    Anyone can commit to the BankItems repo, though only JackTripper has done so so far, perhaps it will be easiest if I add him as an addon maintainer so he can tag it as well?

  • Avatar of Mornadan Mornadan Oct 18, 2014 at 20:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Another update.


    - fixed Reagent Bank size

    - redesigned some buttons

    Link to new file:

    Same as before. Download, unzip to original bankitems addon folder.

    To be sure nobody will download old version I've deleted previous zip files.

    Hope JackTripper will put that update on wowace soon.


  • Avatar of Mornadan Mornadan Oct 18, 2014 at 11:28 UTC - 0 likes

    New fixed version (see comments at for more details).


    - Void Storage self tooltips are shown correctly.

    - Reagent Bank is updating without need of visiting any bank.

    - some other minor fixes.

    Download zipped .toc and .lua here:

    Place unzipped files in original addon folder.


    To JackTripper: Please copy my files exactly. Last time you skept one fix. Thanks.


  • Avatar of Mornadan Mornadan Oct 17, 2014 at 22:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @JackTripper: Go

    You skept one fix for positionig items in bagpack. When you open at bankitems ui a bag related to character's backpack items in this bag are shifted.

    At the end of 766th line replace -208 with -220 to fix that. Line should be: itemButton:SetPoint("BOTTOMRIGHT", name, "TOPRIGHT", -12, -220)

  • Avatar of JackTripper JackTripper Oct 17, 2014 at 21:18 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2369284="">>

    I pulled in your fixes, committed them into SVN. The WowAce packager has the "alpha" version packaged.

    And turns out you can configure the Curse Client to update to alpha versions; so Curse users can actually get updates to BankItems if they opt-in to alpha updates.

    Anything more than that will require Xinhuan or Torheel to intervene and make an SVN tag.

  • Avatar of Mornadan Mornadan Oct 17, 2014 at 20:36 UTC - 0 likes

    I finally made working version of BankItems for patch 6.0.2 (Fixes JackTripper's code a bit to count stacked items in reagent bank, made fix to store all bank bags corretly and some other fixes).


    - All bank bags are now stored, used hint from

    - Fixed JackTripper's code for Reagent Bank to count items in stacks properly.

    - Added small button to show/hide Reagent Bank bag at BankItems UI.

    - Added my own fix for Unstackable Soulbound Items (detailed info in my posts at

    - Fixed Bagpack items positions at BankItems UI.

    Fixed bankitems.toc and bankitems.lua files you can download here:

    Extract and replace those two files in original addon folder.


    To Xinhuan. Please check my code from zip linked above and implement fixes in official version. Thanks.

    Last edited Oct 17, 2014 by Mornadan