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w33zl's Merchant
Version: 0.9.7
by: w33zl [More]
Important: Requires ESO Safe to keep prices up-to-date. For troubleshooting tips check out help section of ESO Safe and ESO Safe Troubleshooter.

w33zl's Merchant is a must have for the serious trader in Tamriel!

Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions?
"What is the right price to pay for that item?”
"How much could you get when selling this item?”

w33zl's Merchant offers the most accurate and up-to-date prices in Tamriel available at your fingertips using a lightning fast search. A unique way of analyzing transactions and a shrewd optimization now gives us unlimited sales history!

And there is even more exciting features planned for upcoming releases…
Stay tuned and sign up for the beta to be sure not to miss any new cool features.

Read more About the add-on below. What if you do not care about the details and just want to go ahead and make some more gold? Sure! Just make sure ju have read the Requirements and Installation section first.

What's new
  • Now with Player Sales (requires ESO Safe v1.3)
  • Sample db with 7,500 items and 25,000 transactions

Details about the add-on

This add-on works in a similar way as Shopkeeper, DataDaedra and Luminary Trade Sales History. With one key difference - w33zl's Merchant uses an optimized calculation and data format which significantly reduces the amount of LUA memory needed. Or in plain English: this means you can greatly increase the sales history without introducing lag.

And that's not all. There is one even more exciting feature around the corner, soon available for beta-testing for a select few.

Feature spotlight
Gives you the most accurate and up-to-date prices in Tamriel right at your fingertips.

Main features
  • Displays actual prices for all items passing your guild stores
  • Uses a special algorithm to calculate accurate average prices
    • Price is based on the latest most current sales, but also takes into account all historic sales, to get a more balanced and accurate average price.

  • Keeps unlimited history of all sales in all guilds. Even when you quit or change a guild the sales history will be merged with that of your current guild(s).
  • Also serves as a item database as all types of items would be stored in the item database
  • And one even more exciting and game changing not-yet-announced feature in the making, greatly enhances the above functionality

Proposed features
Even tough the current feature list isn't that long, the present functionality adds great value (no phun intended). And thanks to the underlying data model and algorithms there is a solid foundation to build upon. Below you will find some proposed (yet not confirmed) features:
  • "undisclosed feature"
  • Price trends ("does the price currently go up or down for Iron Ore? What items should I focus on?” )
  • Guesstimated prices for item levels currently not recorded (say you have sales on a dagger for lvl 10 and want assistance to set the price for a lvl 15 dagger)
  • Tooltip in Guild Store with weighted average, lowest and highest price on each item
  • Tooltip in Guild Store with weighted average, lowest and highest price for the current stack
  • Enable w33zl's Merchant to gather the sales transactions itself without the dependency on any other add-ons
  • Enable DataDaedra as a possible source of raw sales data

Requirements and Installation (important!)
All these features unfortunately comes with a price. For most people this is no big issue. To be able to perform all these optimizations the utility ESO Safe is required.

As w33zl's Merchant currently relies on the data from either (or both) Shopkeeper and or Luminary Trade Sales History one of these has to be installed. In a upcoming version this requirements will most likely change as the add-on could as well gather all this data by itself (even tough most of you serius traders have at least one of the already installed). Please have a look at the "Set things up properly" section to make sure to get the most out of this add-on.

Basic installation steps
  1. Install wMerchant add-on (either manually or by copying the fies to addons folder or by using Minion)
  2. Install and configure ESO Safe.
  3. Make sure you have either Shopkeeper or Luminary Trade Sales History installed and active

Troubleshooting
Check out the Getting Started and Troubleshooting section for ESO Safe regarding issues related to the ESO Safe utility and/or problems related to data not being updated properly.

Warning about large history
From my experience, keeping a large history for these add-ons introduces unbearable lag, even on my rather powerful computer (16 GB RAM, 8 CPU cores, very fast SSD and a 100/100 Internet connection). The conclusion is that it isn't the computer itself becoming overwhelmed by the data but rather the LUA engine or the game itself that has a hard time processing all that data.


Set things up properly

TamrielTrader relies on the gathered data from Shopkeeper and or Luminary Trade Sales History which means at least one of them must be installed. However as TamrielTrader is by far more efficient when coming to LUA memory and file size it is highly recommended that you reduce the history of both these add-ons as much as you can (see below for details). By reducing the history you free up some CPU time and most importantly you will reduce the memory requirements and LUA table size, something that significantly reduces the risk for lag and overall poor performance.

What is a proper history size?
To give TamrielTrader enough data to work with you should keep the history long enough to gather relevant data before new sales pushes old out from the history. It all depends on how often you are logged in, how many guilds you belong to and how active trades your guild has.

For a active guild one day could easily count towards thousands of transactions. TamrielTrader recalculates prices each time you reload the ui and logout (including swithing character). This means that if you below to one (1) active guild you should probably have a history of about 2000 transactions if you login once each day (and never reload your UI). Adding more guild means more transactions. Loggin in and out (or reloading UI) reduces the need for a large history. Also remember that Shopkeeper and Luminary Trade Sales History most likely stores the exact same transactions and thus data would be duplicated in the LUA (without benefit).

Best performance is achieved if you login at least once a day, keep one sales tracking add-on active (either Shopkeeper or Luminary Trade Sales History).


Liked this add-on? Maybe you will also like my other tools and addons: ESO Safe and GameInfo eXtended.
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w33zl's Merchant (TESO AddOn) - Changelog
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Version 0.9.7
* Refactoring of debug lib to limit the risk of collision with other addons

Version 0.9.6.2
* Hotfix to amend DEBUG variable collision with other add-ons
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Version 0.9.6.1
* Hotfix to amend issues causing error messages

Version 0.9.6
* Now supports Player Sales (requires ESO Safe v1.3)
* Added 'Addons Manager' library for more solid add-on management
* General refactoring

Version 0.9.5
* Hotfix to amend the issue with database being overwritten by Minion on addon update, requires manual adjustment of file location
* Now supports using a sample database as a starting point to jump-start your own sales history

Version 0.9.4x
* Re-upload with a minor fix to correct the stupid limitation in addon names

Version 0.9.4
* Removed sample DB to prevent overwrite when upgrading
* Adjusted to match Update 4

Version 0.9.3b
* Visual tweak to prevent collision with AlphaTools

Version 0.9.2b
* Minor refactoring/cleanup

Version 0.9b
* Initial release
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Unread 11/01/14, 11:21 AM  
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Originally Posted by w33zl
Originally Posted by QuadroTony
looks like fixed

btw how to disable this message? or ESo safe addon really important to this one?

Great, thanks for the update.

Yeah, this addon depends on ESO Safe to be able to update sales transactions. I might create a simplified/lite version version in the future that could work independently of ESO Safe.
i install this soft, ESOSafe
but still the same msg..
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Unread 10/27/14, 07:25 AM  
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Originally Posted by Garkin
Originally Posted by gillysan
Those v13 & 14 icons could be ZOS thing, but I don't know for sure. Do they appear OK in other addons?
It's not ZOS thing, its the way how this addon determines item level. Instead of using ZOXLibrary magic it would be better to use standard function to get item level from itemLink. However if you want to stick with ZOXLibrary, you will need to add item colors from here:
http://www.esoui.com/forums/showthre...1228#post11228
Thanks both of you for pointing this out. I have reported this as a bug and will look into this.
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Unread 10/27/14, 07:19 AM  
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Re: Useless

Originally Posted by GaRoN
For different languages useless, u Need to search in english, but if u Play in with german or French Client u dont know the english names of what u searching ... better u make it multilanuage compatible
I see your point. However I am only searching within then text received from the API and then stored in the LUA data file. If I should support searching for items in three different languages I would need enormous translations tables covering all possible items and combinations (and there is a lot of them).

If you erase the sample database and start over with a fresh data file on your FR/DE version I think the game would fill the data file with only your localized texts and then there is no issue. However since I'm using the international version of the game this isn't something I can test myself.
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Originally Posted by gillysan
I actually thought you were going to say something like that, to use the older version of Shopkeeper. Seems the only logical choice.

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I don't think this is localized for French speakers, only English.

Those v13 & 14 icons could be ZOS thing, but I don't know for sure. Do they appear OK in other addons?
It's not ZOS thing, its the way how this addon determines item level. Instead of using ZOXLibrary magic it would be better to use standard function to get item level from itemLink. However if you want to stick with ZOXLibrary, you will need to add item colors from here:
http://www.esoui.com/forums/showthre...1228#post11228
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Unread 10/25/14, 01:53 PM  
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I actually thought you were going to say something like that, to use the older version of Shopkeeper. Seems the only logical choice.

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I don't think this is localized for French speakers, only English.

Those v13 & 14 icons could be ZOS thing, but I don't know for sure. Do they appear OK in other addons?
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Unread 10/25/14, 03:16 AM  
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Thumbs up it works and one bug!

First of all - all works now with shopkeeper 0.9.7a.
And now a tiny bug. You have all VR1-VR12 icons on items, but if the item VR13 or VR14 - it's n/a.

Warning: Spoiler
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Unread 10/25/14, 03:07 AM  
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Hi buddy,

Thank you very much for your work, it's so excellent.

I have a question, when I start a search for example with the keyword "recette" = recipe (in french) It doesn't find any recipe. But if I enter "re" I found a lot of other stuffs and also the recipe.

Is that normal?

Also Is there a way for you search engine to also include the key word into the tittle.

Example I am looking for beef, is their a way to have an option button to get only the db entrance with beef or also to include recipe beef stew for example?

Thank you in advance
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Unread 10/25/14, 02:26 AM  
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Useless

For different languages useless, u Need to search in english, but if u Play in with german or French Client u dont know the english names of what u searching ... better u make it multilanuage compatible
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Unread 10/24/14, 04:50 AM  
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Update on the issue with latest Shopkeeper

I have analyzed the major (breaking) changes in data structure in the 1.0 release of Shopkeeper.

Since I have very limited time I find it ineffective for me to totally rewrite both my addons to adopt to a abandoned addon. Therefore my decision is, at least for now, to recommend reverting back to the previous version of Shopkeeper (0.9.7 works with ESO Safe and w33zl's Merchant).

This is a quick-fix that would restore everything to the state is was not long ago. To revert to v0.9.7 of Shopkeeper see download archive for details.

Below you will find my short explanation posted in the forum, describing the background of my decision:
Now you might think "why should I revert to an old version of Shopkeeper when ESO Safe is the issue here". That is a relevant question, and this is my personal view on this. As Shopkeeper would no longer be maintained I see no reason to invest a hefty amount of time adopting to the major changes made in Shopkeeper. And as wMerchant will provide more or less all the same functionality as Shopkeeper I don't find it meaningful to adopt and maintain Shopkeeper itself. And since my long term goal is to be totally independent of Shopkeeper I would suggest temporarily revert back to the old 0.9.7 version that works with ESO Safe and w33zl's Merchant.

Onwards Shopkeeper might be adopted by another developer and then I would either have to adopt to future branches of Shopkeeper or (better yet) provide my own data mining (which I have already begun testing). In the meantime the choice is yours. Could you live without the new features in Shopkeeper 1.0 or do you prefer Shopkeeper over w33zl's Merchant.


Hope this help all of those currently experiencing problems with wMerchant due to the recent changes in Shopkeeper. Should this still not work please let me know and I will find a solution.
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Originally Posted by gillysan
There was an update to ShopKeeper, unfortunately that author left the game, and an old error has returned.

My Minion was messed up and not updating correctly for a couple of weeks, so didn't catch this earlier.

Also need to drop link in Info page to Luminary Sales History, that addon has been abandoned for about 4 months!
Hi, yeah sorry to hear Shopkeeper will no longer be maintained.

Unfortunately I haven't had much time the last couple of weeks to maintain my addons. Now that Shopkeeper breaks my addons I will look into a quick solution for this. I'll let you know as soon as I have a solution.

Regarding Luminary this might be a temporary solution. ESO Safe could use either (or both) to gather data and according to my experience Luminary still works although hasn't been maintained for months.

A long term goal is to make Merchant independent from both Shopkeeper and Luminary. And the recent events might force me to shorten the time fram for this goal.
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Unread 10/24/14, 03:23 AM  
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Re: Wont work

Originally Posted by Jogi.7298
Hi!

Thanks for a nice addon, tried all possible things, read all that could find but wont work. I get all the time info to install blaa blaa blaa. Did installing two times, with the Minon, without the Minion, no matter what, the Eso Safe wont update the Merchant. It keeps spamming in the game chat to update, then you go to the Eso Safe icon, and see that update text is grey, cant use it. I would like to get it run, but I am sooo annoyed that wont try, no matter what.


Sorry mate, 0 points, can't recommend to anyone.




Edit: Like in any other errors I suspect that human factor is fault to this error. Because so many got this addon working, the fault is me. But when I have to work for more that 30 minutes to get an addon to run, I give up - totally wasted time, sorry.
Sorry to hear the addon doesn't live up to the expecations. I appreciate how important it is to have as smooth setup as possible and will do my best to further enchance this. One great challange though is all the combinations of servers and languages (different locales etc) and in combination with game limitations.

Currently I'm working on a (hopefully) useful troubleshooting guide. So if you would want to give it a second try, stay tuned. Otherwise I thank you for your honest feedback.
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Unread 10/23/14, 09:58 PM  
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Originally Posted by gillysan
Sorry, not my addon, just an end user. I just post a lot here pestering authors. Hoping weezl see's this soon.
Yeah. Sorry, my bad ^^ Tough morning.
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Sorry, not my addon, just an end user. I just post a lot here pestering authors. Hoping weezl see's this soon.
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Could not find 'scanHistory' table in Shopkeeper LUA file
I have the same error.
Also I wanted to ask a feature for addon. Can you make a difference between EU and NA megaservers. It's two different markets with different prices. Thanks.
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Unread 10/23/14, 06:54 PM  
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There was an update to ShopKeeper, unfortunately that author left the game, and an old error has returned.

2014-10-23 17:46:49.3750|ERROR|ESOSafe.Program.savedVarsWatcher_OnBackup|An unexpected error occured while processing data for w33zl's Merchantinner System.NullReferenceException: Could not find 'scanHistory' table in Shopkeeper LUA file
at TamrielTrader.Importers.Shopkeeper.ProcessFile(String fileName, SortedDictionary`2 transactionList)
at TamrielTrader.DataParser.processData()
at ESOSafe.Program.savedVarsWatcher_OnBackup(Object sender, BackupEventArgs e) Watcher.BackupFilesOnStartup => Watcher.backupFile => Program.savedVarsWatcher_OnBackup
My Minion was messed up and not updating correctly for a couple of weeks, so didn't catch this earlier.

Also need to drop link in Info page to Luminary Sales History, that addon has been abandoned for about 4 months!
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