WoW API < GetTradePlayerItemLink

Returns a single value: chat-ready item link.

chatItemLink = GetTradePlayerItemLink(ID);

Parameters[edit | edit source]

Arguments[edit | edit source]

numeric - index value of the "player's" (your character) trade slots (starts at 1 and proceeds to 6. 7 may be used for the will-not-be-traded-slot.)

Returns[edit | edit source]

String - a string that can be used to link items in the chat log

Example[edit | edit source]

for i = 1, 7 do
  chatItemLink = GetTradePlayerItemLink(i);

Details[edit | edit source]

Remember, chatItemLink(s) are different than itemLink parameters needed by many APIs. To properly extract an itemLink from a chatItemLink, here is a neat function:
--[[ Function: extractItemLinkFromChatItemLink
     Purpose: gets an item link string from a chat item link string
     Note: don't ask questions, it works
function extractItemLinkFromChatItemLink(message)
  local _, _, _, _itemLink = string.find(message, "(|H(.+)|h)");
  _, _, _itemLink = string.find(_itemLink, "(.-|h)");
  return _itemLink;
Here is a chatItemLink Example:
|cffffffff|Hitem:3771:0:0:0|h[Wild Hog Shank]|h|r
Here is an itemLink Example:

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