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WoW API < GetItemInfo

Return information about a specific item.

itemName, itemLink, itemRarity, itemLevel, itemMinLevel, itemType, itemSubType,
    itemStackCount, itemEquipLoc, itemTexture, itemSellPrice =
       GetItemInfo(itemID or "itemString" or "itemName" or "itemLink") 

Parameters

Arguments

(itemId or "itemString" or "itemName" or "itemLink")
itemId 
Integer - The numeric ID of the item. ie. 12345
itemString 
String - The full item ID in string format, e.g. "item:12345:0:0:0:0:0:0:0".
Also supports partial itemStrings, by filling up any missing ":x" value with ":0", e.g. "item:12345:0:0:0"
itemName 
String - The Name of the Item, ex: "Hearthstone"
The item must have been equiped, in your bags or in your bank once in this session for this to work.
itemLink 
String - The itemLink, when Shift-Clicking items.

Returns

"itemName", "itemLink", itemRarity, itemLevel, itemMinLevel, "itemType", "itemSubType", itemStackCount, "itemEquipLoc", "invTexture"
itemName 
String - The name of the item.
itemLink 
String - The item Link; you will see the clickable Link instead of the string. (String, such as: "|cFFFFFFFF|Hitem:12345:0:0:0|h[Item Name]|h|r")
itemRarity 
Integer - The quality of the item. The value is 0 to 7, which represents Poor to Heirloom.
itemLevel 
Integer - The item level of this item.
itemMinLevel 
Integer - The minimum level required to use the item, 0 meaning no level requirement.
itemType 
String - The type of the item: Armor, Weapon, Quest, Key, etc.
itemSubType 
String - The sub-type of the item: Enchanting, Cloth, Sword, etc. See itemType.
itemStackCount 
Integer - How many of the item per stack: 20 for Runecloth, 1 for weapon, 100 for Alterac Ram Hide, etc.
itemEquipLoc 
String - Where the item may be equipped, if it can. If not equippable, this is an empty string, "". The string returned is also the name of a global string variable, i.e. for "INVTYPE_HEAD", _G["INVTYPE_HEAD"] is a localized, displayable name of the location.
itemTexture 
String - The name and path for the inventory icon texture for the item.
itemSellPrice 
Integer - Items vendor value, in copper. Will need to be parsed into gold, silver, copper. Format ggggsscc.

Example

local sName, sLink, iRarity, iLevel, iMinLevel, sType, sSubType, iStackCount = GetItemInfo(16846);
message(sName..","..iRarity..","..sType..","..iStackCount);

Result

Message box will pop-up with - "Giantstalker's Helmet,4,Armor,1".

Details

If you have never seen the item that belongs to the Item ID or Item Link it will return nil.
All string returns (itemName, itemType, itemSubType) are localized. Prior to 1.9, itemEquipLoc was localized also.
As of Patch 3.2 the 11th returned value is the Vendor Sell Price for that item.

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