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Returns the name and other information which is associated with the specific skill or skill header in the game.

skillName, isHeader, isExpanded, skillRank, numTempPoints, skillModifier,
  skillMaxRank, isAbandonable, stepCost, rankCost, minLevel, skillCostType,
  skillDescription = GetSkillLineInfo(skillIndex)

Parameters Edit

Arguments Edit

(skillIndex)
skillIndex 
Integer - The row of the skill display to request information from.

Returns Edit

skillName, isHeader, isExpanded, skillRank, numTempPoints, skillModifier, skillMaxRank, isAbandonable, stepCost, rankCost, minLevel, skillCostType, skillDescription
skillName 
String - The name of the skill/header
isHeader 
Flag - 1 if row is header, nil otherwise.
isExpanded
Flag - 1 if row is expanded, nil otherwise.
skillRank 
Integer - The current rank for the current skill
numTempPoints 
Integer - Temporary points for the current skill
skillModifier 
Integer - Skill modifier value for the current skill
skillMaxRank 
Integer - The maximum rank for the current skill
isAbandonable 
Flag - 1 if skill can be unlearned, nil otherwise.
stepCost 
Flag - 1 if skill can be learned, nil otherwise.
rankCost 
Flag - 1 if skill can be trained, nil otherwise.
minLevel 
Integer - Minimum level required to learn this skill
skillCostType 
Integer - Unknown, seems to be related to primary and secondary skills
skillDescription 
String - Skill Description Text, localised


Example Edit

for skillIndex = 1, GetNumSkillLines() do
  local skillName, isHeader, isExpanded, skillRank, numTempPoints, skillModifier,
    skillMaxRank, isAbandonable, stepCost, rankCost, minLevel, skillCostType,
    skillDescription = GetSkillLineInfo(skillIndex)
  if not isHeader then
     print(string.format("Skill: %s - %s", skillName, skillRank))
  end
end

ResultEdit

Prints each skills's name and rank.
Two-Handed Mace - 229
Cooking - 278
Staves - 150
Leatherworking - 300


Another ExampleEdit

Lets say you only want a specific return value, and you do not want to waste a lot of variables or characters to get it. What you can do is assign all the returns values to an array, and then select the element of the array that corresponds with the return value you want. For example if you wanted only the skillRank of riding(if you have all the secondary skills) you can use the following code:
/script array = {GetSkillLineInfo(12)}
/script DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(array[4])

Where:

  • 12 is the skillIndex of Riding.
  • 4 is the index of the skillRank in the array


For more information on this method try the Lua website:[1]

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