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Is there a way to see all the contents of a stockpile in Dwarf Fortress?

I'd like to get an inventory of my Metal Bar stock.

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Another (possibly faster, possibly exploit) method is to almost build a wall. Of course if you have 100+ bars you can't tell exactly how many, but if you just want to know if you've got enough steel to make the 15 pieces of armor this is a quick way to find out. – aslum Dec 27 '11 at 3:03
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The z stock screen can indeed break it down by bar type. Make sure you actually have your "Bars" section selected, and your tab mode set to group items. In addition, make sure that your bookkeeper is working with adequate precision to view individual items. Here is an example from the DF Magma Wiki showing a breakdown of seed types:

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Other than this, there is no way to view all contents of a given stockpile.

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I just have 'Bars', and it does not break it down. However, after further research, I have learned about Precision: Thank you, your answer led me there. – mxmissile Dec 26 '11 at 3:38
Ah, I had forgotten that precision hides more precise breakdowns! I'll incorporate that into my answer for future readers. – dlras2 Dec 26 '11 at 20:08

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