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#1 esotericaKoalan

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:34 PM

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Well, I've been on the forums for a little, and there hasn't seemed to be a guide on how to efficiently create manual shop lists. So I've decided to make one.
(There might be an easier way, but I haven't seen any on these forums.)

First, you'll need Notepad++.
After downloading, open it up and make sure you have the TextFX plug-in.
If you don't, go into the plugins manager, and install it from the list of available plugins.
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After that, search the database for a group of items that you want to buy from. This is what I searched for:
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Yeah, not the best search for a list, but it'll do for purposes of this guide.

So you'll see something like this (depends on what you searched for):
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Like the image says, click somewhere around the left of the first image.

Scroll down to the bottom:
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Shift click where indicated to select all the items on the page.

Now copy and paste it into Notepad++:
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Repeat with how ever many pages you desire (I went up to the 4th page, 400 items total):
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Press Ctrl+A to select everything in Notepad++:
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Then go to the option specified in the picture to delete all the blank lines.

Afterwards go to this option (Make sure you don't deselect everything; if you do, just press Ctrl+A again):
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This sorts all the lines alphabetically, spaces before numbers, numbers before letters.

Time to delete the useless stuff! The pictures are pretty self explanatory.
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Be careful if you have items with numbers as the first character (some items like books do).
They're usually pretty noticeable, but you wouldn't want to delete them.

And do the same with the profit:
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All done!

Of course, this guide is useless for advanced members.

#2 Nubge

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:41 PM

Good way to make a list, +rep for your effort Posted Image

Bleh I dont have more +rep for today u.u

#3 HuskySiberiano

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:32 AM

Good way to make a list, +rep for your effort Posted Image

Bleh I dont have more +rep for today u.u


Do not worry, I +rep'ed for us...

#4 Strategist

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:38 AM

Great guide. Simple and easy to understand for those people who don't know much about making lists. Well done +rep

#5 Sida

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:41 AM

This is a great guide. +rep.

#6 IamDaniel

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:43 PM

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What I need to do in order to have this window?

#7 Strategist

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:49 PM

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What I need to do in order to have this window?


http://www.neocodex.us/forum/itemdb/

#8 chipndale

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:59 PM

+rep-ed. Thanks for the awesome guide! :D

#9 Gostoso

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:21 AM

Ah, I find a way too for all the stamps. Just go to a site that have all the stamps [sunnyneo], go to the WORD and "remove the format of the text" (I dont know how it is in english). Just select, put in the notepad and erase the blank parts. (:

#10 toker

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:23 PM

thanks i found this extremely usefull

#11 Hoaxez

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:30 PM

Why do I have to find this after copy + paste each item for my list...... T-T

useful guide though XD

#12 holaCarlos

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

Side question for non-Advanced members:
Do those of you who AB with lists find it more fruitful [than letting the database do its work]?

Edited by holaCarlos, 25 December 2011 - 10:13 PM.


#13 bamag

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:56 PM

Side question for non-Advanced members:
Do those of you who AB with lists find it more fruitful [than letting the database do its work]?


Good thing about using list is that you can choose where you want to AB, if you don't have advanced. Downside is you can't sort by profit :\

#14 Hoaxez

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:44 AM

quistion, do we have to have numbers in our list?

cause I only use comma to separate each of my items...

#15 Nymh

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:51 AM

Good thing about using list is that you can choose where you want to AB, if you don't have advanced. Downside is you can't sort by profit :\


Yes you can. If you made your list with the Item Database, you could sort the items by profit in your search, and choose "descending" as your order. Then the most profitable items would be at the top of your list.

quistion, do we have to have numbers in our list?

cause I only use comma to separate each of my items...


No. The list should be a different item on each line, no commas or numbers.

#16 Hoaxez

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:32 AM

oh, thanks nymh!

That is some valuable information for me :) (start to manually deleting all the commas in my list....)

#17 IcedEarth

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

Awesome mate! +rep

#18 DeathKnightX

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

I did something similar using Excel (OpenOffice Calc).

But the problem is when you sort it alphabetically, it ruins the order of decreasing profit, which is really important as you want the AB to prioritize higher profit items.

#19 Dillon2b

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

What is the point of this? Sorry, I'm new.

#20 Elindoril

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

What is the point of this? Sorry, I'm new.

Mostly for those without Advanced Membership to AB in the shop they want instead of having the system choose shops for them.

#21 Kass

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

This is really helpful, but after I do this, the items are listed alphabetically, and not by profit anymore :( +rep still though because it saves a TON of time.

#22 Crispin

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

This is such an amazing method. Makes it almost as easy to make a profit as with Advanced, since you essentially have the same list as the database users, but can choose your shop yourself.

By the way, there's an ad-hoc method to sort by profit using this method. Copy one page at the time, sort that page, copy the other (less profitable) page and paste it underneath, sort that page (make sure only the text of that page is selected), repeat.

Edited by Crispin, 06 February 2012 - 03:40 PM.


#23 chessmaster60

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

Thanks soo much!

Thanks so much!

#24 Kass

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

This is such an amazing method. Makes it almost as easy to make a profit as with Advanced, since you essentially have the same list as the database users, but can choose your shop yourself.

By the way, there's an ad-hoc method to sort by profit using this method. Copy one page at the time, sort that page, copy the other (less profitable) page and paste it underneath, sort that page (make sure only the text of that page is selected), repeat.


Wow, I didn't even think of that! If you do less items per page, you still have this quick method and still pretty much get all the most profitable items at the top. Thanks a bunch Crispin :D

#25 CJames

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:12 PM

This is by far the best guide i seen this month! If only this guide was available when i first started using the list before i got advance... Its very detailed with the right screenshot showing all the important portions we need to look at..


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