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Returns info for a chat channel.

id, name, instanceID, isCommunitiesChannel = GetChannelName(id or name)

Arguments[]

id
number - Channel ID to query, e.g. 1 for the chat channel currently addressable using /1.
name
string - Name of the channel to query, e.g. "Trade - City".

Returns[]

id
number - The ID of the channel, or 0 if the channel is not found.
name
string - The name of the channel, e.g. "Trade - Stormwind", or nil if the player is not in the queried channel.
instanceID
number - Index used to deduplicate channels. Usually zero, unless two channels with the same name exist.
isCommunitiesChannel
boolean - True if this is a Blizzard Communities channel, false if not.

Details[]

  • Note that querying GetChannelName("Trade - City") may return values which appear to be valid even while the player is not a city. Consider using GetChannelName((GetChannelName("Trade - City"))) > 0 to check whether you really have access to the Trade channel.

Patch changes[]

Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Added isCommunitiesChannel return.

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