BankStack is the leading cause of things moving in your bags and bank.


  • sorts your inventory, bank, or guild bank
  • fills incomplete stacks in your bank with items from your inventory
  • compresses your bags by filling incomplete stacks within them
  • puts a chicken in every pot, and pot in every chicken

Quick command reference:

/bankstack : show configuration
/sort : rearrange your bags
/sort bank : rearrange your bank
/stack : fills stacks in your bank from your bags
/stack bank bags : fills stacks in your bags from your bank
/stack {group1} {group2} : fills stacks in group2 from group1
/compress : merges stacks in your bags
/compress bank : merges stacks in your bank
/compress {group} : merges stacks in group
/fill : fill empty slots in your bank from your bags
/fill {group1} {group2} : fill empty slots in group2 from group1

In the /bankstack configuration you'll find sections for "ignore" and "groups". Here's a bit of elaboration on the syntax for those parts.

You need, regrettably, to hear about bag ids first. Each bag has a number which addons use to interact with it.

Your bags are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
Your bank is: -1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Your guild bank is: 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58

To ignore slot 1 of bag 0, the first slot in your backpack, go to the "ignore" panel and put "0 1" into the textfield and click "okay".

Groups are similar. Let's say that you're a herbalist, and only want to do some things to your herb bags.

You could put this into the "groups" textbox: herbs 3,4
Or this: bankherbs 10,11

You now have two custom groups, herbs and bankherbs. Presumably you keep massive herb bags in slots 3 and 4, and are making lots of money from this because you have the two most expensive bank slots as well (10 and 11).

Having created these groups you could:

/stack herbs bankherbs

Which would fill up stacks in your bank herb bags from stacks in your personal herb bags.

Predefined groups are: bank, bags, guild, all, and a few more. Click the "list" button in the groups config to see these.

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  • Avatar of Kemayo Kemayo Oct 12, 2010 at 05:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Zidomo: I never saw that happening myself, but I committed things that remove plausible avenues for it occurring. Let me know if it still happens to you.

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Oct 11, 2010 at 16:58 UTC - 0 likes

    With the new alphas (currently r19b), ticket 23's problem from 4 days ago still remains. The new "Auto, Bank opened" option in BankStack's option panel is very unreliable.

    Have the "Auto, Bank opened" option set to "Stack to Bank". On one character (no tradeskill bags in bank or character), no problems autostacking things from bags to bank with that option enabled. On another character (referenced in ticket 23) with a mix of tradeskill bags & regular ones in bank (but not on character), consistently get "BankStack: You must be at the bank." in chat when the character bank is opened. Things are never stacked. Even when there is nothing to be stacked on another test, still get that message when opening the bank.

    Finally on yet another character with no tradeskill bags, get "BankStack: You must be at the bank." in chat when the bank is opened consistently, even when there is nothing to stack.

    Hope that option (which would be handy) can be made workable soon.

  • Avatar of Kemayo Kemayo Oct 01, 2010 at 07:18 UTC - 0 likes

    xythian: v18 (which I just released) finally handles specialty bags somewhat better.

  • Avatar of xythian xythian Sep 25, 2009 at 05:02 UTC - 0 likes

    I am having problems with BankStack working with inscription bags. If I try to fill my inscription bags from the bank, it will only fill the backpack slot and then stops. The inscription bags are untouched.

    Note: I am only trying to move glyphs into these bags. It's not an item-bag conflict.

    I've poked around the Bank Stack lua but I can't figure out where it stores information about specialty bags. Does this problem exist with other special bags or just inscription bags?

    Also, I can't move anything out of glyph bags either.

    In short, BankStack seems to completely ignore specialty bags. Any ideas on how to fix this?

  • Avatar of sanmalice sanmalice May 15, 2009 at 19:43 UTC - 0 likes

    First thx for a great piece of coding work. Second, a wish, I know this sounds insane but . . . I have a bank alt that is a guild of one with 4 guild bank tabs and 4 toons that I play regularly, (all alliance and all on the same realm), I am not sure how it could be implemented but, it sure would be insanely nice if I could organize all my junk on all 5 toons and the guild bank for my bank alt so that I am optimizing bank slot usage and space across all 5 toons so that I don't have 3 partial stacks of arcane dust in three different locations across three different toons. I know this would be crazy to implement but a pack rat could always hope. Thanks for even reading this far. :D

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Mar 31, 2009 at 21:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Contrary to what you apparently experienced and made note of in r124, Kemayo, yes, there was a major problem with the added ruRU locale in r120. Thus the change I made in r121.

    On a USEng client/server, WoW 3.0.9 live, with the "Verbosity" option set to "2", if moves were made (clicking the LDB display to "Sort Bags", CTRL-clicking the display to "Compress stacks in bags", etc.), Russian text would appear in the chat window where English should have been. On the other hand, if no moves were made, "BankStack: Perfection already exists" displayed as it should.

    Thus the reason for the TOC modification to stop the poorly done locale from loading by default.

    With your current r125 (using AceLocale), though, no more problems :).

  • Avatar of HunterZ HunterZ Mar 08, 2009 at 03:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Someone tried to add an ruRU translation in r120 and it's now showing Russian text in some places under enUS.

  • Avatar of chr1sr chr1sr Mar 07, 2009 at 16:32 UTC - 0 likes


    Would be nice if the author put the link (or same information) in the description here.

  • Avatar of chr1sr chr1sr Mar 06, 2009 at 17:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Would be great with a description and some more info about this addon ;)

  • Avatar of Sayclub Sayclub Mar 04, 2009 at 23:40 UTC - 0 likes


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