WoW API < GetContainerItemLink

Returns the ItemLink of the item located in bagID and slotID.

ItemLink = GetContainerItemLink(bagID, slotID)

Parameters Edit

Arguments Edit

bagID, slotID
Numeric - The number of the bag. Valid bags are -2 - 11. 0 is the backpack.
Numeric - The slot of the specified bag. Valid slotID's are 1 through BagSize. 1 is the left slot in the top row.

Returns Edit

Returns the ItemLink (The item link is the link when you shift-click an item while the chat edit box is visible). Returns nil if the slot of the specified bag is empty. Example link returned: |Hitem:6948:0:0:0:0:0:0:0|h[Hearthstone]|h . To use this link in other functions that require an ItemLink, you have to strip out the extra chat link information. Ex: item:6948:0:0:0:0:0:0:0

Example Edit

function UseContainerItemByName(search)
  for bag = 0,4 do
    for slot = 1,GetContainerNumSlots(bag) do
      local item = GetContainerItemLink(bag,slot)
      if item and item:find(search) then


Searches through your bags and uses the first item found that contains the provided string in its name.

Example Edit

/run link=GetContainerItemLink(0,1);printable=gsub(link, "\124", "\124\124");ChatFrame1:AddMessage("Here's the item code for item in Bag slot 0,1: \"" .. printable .. "\"");


Returns the ItemLink of the item located in bag 0, slot 1.

Example Edit

/run _,_,itemLink=string.find(GetContainerItemLink(0,1),"(item:%d+)"); message(itemLink);


Returns the abbreviated ItemLink of the item located in bag 0, slot 1 (itemId only, useful for macros like "/use item:31339").


for .. do Edit
Look for the 'for .. do' block at the Reference Manual.
GetContainerNumSlots(bagID) Edit
GetContainerNumSlots(bagID) - Gives you the number of slots available in the bag specified by the index.
UseContainerItem(bagID,slotID) Edit
UseContainerItem(bagID,slot) - Uses an item located in bagID and slotID.
Bad example. UseContainerItem() is protected these days. --Mikk (T) 06:20, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
string.find(string,pattern{,init{,plain}}) Edit
strfind(string,pattern{,init{,plain}}) - Look for match of pattern in string, optionally from specific location or using plain substring.

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