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ProfessionsVault UI

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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Please use the WowAce ticket system for any bug reports or feature requests. Bug reports in comments will be deleted.

Apply localization updates or fixes HERE

  • next96 (Korean)
  • Freydis88 (German)
  • alpha2009 (Chinese zhTW)
  • zhTW (Chinese zhTN)
  • D_Angel (Russian)
  • Valdesca (Spanish esES)
  • ChtiClem (French)
  • bacco82 (Portuguese)
  • <Fables> on US-Antonidas for lots of testing help and suggestions
  • Drkestshadow on US-Antonidas for various testing help and suggestions

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  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Feb 13, 2011 at 16:36 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault v4.1 adds updates for WoW v4.0.6a

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Jan 04, 2011 at 20:36 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault v4.0 includes:

    Add support for Skillet and GnomeWorks Tradeskill frames
    Add "/pv save" command that works the same as the save button
    BUG FIX: PV was breaking coloring of non-recipes at merchant, AH and mailbox
    BUG FIX: ticket 40: "invalid capture index" lua error on German client
    Update German translation (thanks to Shorty on EU-Rajaxx!)

    Last edited Feb 13, 2011 by oscarucb
  • Avatar of Reeb Reeb Dec 31, 2010 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes


    Would you consider for a future version a feature to select prof skills to show on a data broker for the currently logged in character. Mining 387, Smithing 224 (or icon 321) etc something like that. Maybe be able to select any prof(s) to suit the individual using it. Would be handy to replace the name of the addon with some useful 'at a glance' info.

    Anyway, thought id ask. Many thanks for this excellent addon & have a great new year.

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Dec 31, 2010 at 14:29 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault v3.9 includes:

    • NEW FEATURE: Recipe coloring in bags, bank, guild bank and mail box
    • Integration support for recipe coloring in Bagnon, ArkInventory, Baggins, OneBag3 and Combuctor
    • Smarter auto handling of skill ups and recipe learns
    • French Translation (thanks to ChtiClem)
    • Chinese zhTN Translation (thanks to zhTW)
    Last edited Feb 13, 2011 by oscarucb
  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Dec 30, 2010 at 16:34 UTC - 0 likes

    yoshimo I've replicated your problem and entered it as ticket 40:
    I will include a fix in the next release.

    Last edited Jan 02, 2011 by oscarucb
  • Avatar of yoshimo yoshimo Dec 30, 2010 at 10:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Whenever i solve an archaeology project i get this:

    Date: 2010-12-30 11:14:13
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...terface\AddOns\ProfessionsVault\ProfessionsVault.lua line 902:
    invalid capture index
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: match()
    ...terface\AddOns\ProfessionsVault\ProfessionsVault.lua:902: ?()
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[16]"]:4:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[16]"]:4
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[16]"]:13: ?()
    ...Ons\Ace3\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()
    Ace3\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120: OnEvent()
    (tail call): ?

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Dec 19, 2010 at 03:50 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault v3.7 includes:

    • NEW FEATURE: Customizable recipe coloring
    • NEW FEATURE: Customizable character name coloring
    • NEW FEATURE: Enable the link button in the Blizzard TradeSkill UI in most cases where the default UI disables it
    • NEW FEATURE: Profile support (to share settings across characters)
    • BUG FIX: Intermittent recipe coloring failure on ah/merchant (ticket 31)
    • BUG FIX: Prevent a spurious warning for Runeforging
    • Many minor improvements
    Last edited Dec 23, 2010 by oscarucb
  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Dec 18, 2010 at 09:19 UTC - 0 likes

    The problem with merchant coloring (ticket #31) is fixed in version 3.7.

    Last edited Dec 22, 2010 by oscarucb
  • Avatar of polynices2 polynices2 Dec 16, 2010 at 18:17 UTC - 0 likes

    This is working very inconsistently with vendors. Some recipes get colored sometimes and I have to close and reopen the window a few times to get the color. I do have the box checked to enable it on vendors, it just won't work consistently.

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Dec 03, 2010 at 05:01 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault v3.6 includes:

    • NEW OPTION: Prompt to perform an update scan when a new recipe is learned
    • NEW FEATURE: Enable save button for tradeskill UIs opened from guild professions window
    • BUG FIX: Save button occasionally missing
    • Numerous database improvements for non-english clients (especially esES, frFR, koKR)

    Looking for a french translator!

    Last edited Dec 10, 2010 by oscarucb


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