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    When Full scanning AH

    When i use TSM to scan the whole AH it only takes about 30 secs which is incredibly fast. Is it actually recording the data of every auction and building a database to determine market price or is it just showing me the market price of the current items on the AH.

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    30 secs seems very short. Are you sure it's a full scan and not just a Tailoring or LeatherWorking or Blacksmithing scan?
    I'm not at my normal computer right now, but from what I recall there are checkboxes for each profession and the scan only works for the professions that are currently checked.

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    Honestly I haven't tried to scan the AH with TSM in a while actually because i didn't think I was doing it right. Does TSM actually have a full AH scan that builds a database like auctioneer? I didn't see anything about that in the TSM guide last time i looked over that.

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    I'm pretty sure TSM does build a list of prices similar to Auctioneer.

    I can't look at this link myself right now, but Sapu says this describes how it builds price points: http://tradeskillmaster.wikispaces.c...B+Market+Value

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    A "GetAll Scan" (aka fast scan by other addons) is probably what you are referring to. This is a special type of scan that works by downloading the entire AH as if it were one big page from the server to your computer which can then be scanned very fast. The only reason a regular scan is slow is because it takes blizzard a while to fetch the next page of the AH to scan. The actual scanning of a page happens in practically zero time (less than 1 thousandth of a second). AuctionDB does all it's processing after it's completely done with the scan which should take no longer than a half second for a high pop server. The entire point of AuctionDB is to be as lightweight as possible (which it's obviously doing a good job of ).

    Anyways, to answer your question...yes it's really that fast and see the page that Herf linked for info about how it calculates market value.


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    I've been having some issues with it lately as well. Scans have been going extremely fast, as you described, however, if I immediately close the AH window after, there is an error message that is behind it saying the scan was unsuccessful. So, I've had to go back and do a manual scan, which does take longer, but is still pretty quick.

    So maybe check for the error window - it isn't the usual lua error, it is an internal addon one, I believe
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    The error saying it was unsuccessful is caused by auctioneer. I haven't tried it myself with auctioneer enabled but I'm 90% sure this is just Auctioneer complaining that you didn't give it enough time to process. I'd recommend disabling auctioneer when scanning with TSM. Auctioneer takes about 5 minutes to process a getall scan otherwise and if you close the AH before it's done (although it doesn't give you a status bar) it'll complain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapu94 View Post
    The error saying it was unsuccessful is caused by auctioneer. I haven't tried it myself with auctioneer enabled but I'm 90% sure this is just Auctioneer complaining that you didn't give it enough time to process. I'd recommend disabling auctioneer when scanning with TSM. Auctioneer takes about 5 minutes to process a getall scan otherwise and if you close the AH before it's done (although it doesn't give you a status bar) it'll complain.
    Thanks, Sapu. That makes perfect sense with what has been happening. I remember seeing Auctioneer's status bar back when I had the entire bundle installed. Now, I just have the the core Auctioneer module up because I can't stand the default Blizzard sorting options in the main window - or maybe I just haven't gotten used to not using Auctioneer yet.

    Does that mean that my super-fast getAll scans have actually been working, as far as TSM is concerned? That would save me a few minutes of follow-up regular scans...
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    I can't say with 100% certainty that Auctioneer hasn't been somehow messing them up (not banging on Auctioneer cause it's a great addon...it just doesn't play nice with other addons at times)...but probably yes. And in general I would always recommend doing a getall scan if possible over any other scan.


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