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Convert UBERON ID to external-id[edit]

Can we convert UBERON ID (P1554) to an external-id datatype?

https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:ArthurPSmith/Identifiers/1

Thanks Gstupp (talk) 23:08, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Lua error: not enough memory.[edit]

For forms like "{{Q|Q...}}" or "{{P|...}}" (see Talk:Q16521) --Fractaler (talk) 07:14, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello,
It seems that you reached the limits of Lua here :) What exactly are you trying to do? If you're trying to create the tree of subclasses of taxon, I'm afraid it's too big. One solution could be to optimize the lua module. Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 07:56, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Mediawiki API Service for WDQS[edit]

Could you please add ".wikisource.org" to the list of available endpoints at [1]. Though items with wikipedia sitelinks vastly outnumber those with wikisource links, it would definitively make sense to be able to cross-query with wikisource categories/templates/... Thanks. -- Nono314 (talk) 12:27, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

@Smalyshev (WMF): Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 14:44, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done --Smalyshev (WMF) (talk) 18:02, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Tabular data in SPARQL queries?[edit]

@Lea Lacroix (WMDE): Will it be possible to query tabular data in SPARQL queries? (The contents inside a .tab file, not whether an item is linked with a .tab file.) This is important in deciding how to use tabular data inside wikidata, specifically whether current statements should be moved to .tab files because they will be queried too from SPARQL, or is not advisable to do so because cannot be queried from SPARQL (please, see discussion at Wikidata:Project chat#How to use Tabular data). —surueña 05:49, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello,
Unfortunately, querying tabular data in SPARQL queries will not be possible in a near future. We will work on this at some point. Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 08:50, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Lea for the confirmation, then we need to have this into mind when considering the adequate usage of tabular data inside Wikidata, being more conservative until SPARQL queries are possible. Cheers —surueña 13:53, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Is the entity suggester up-to-date?[edit]

It seems that many relatively new properties are never suggested when adding a statement even if they are widely used. Are these suggestions updated on a regular basis? When was the last update? Thanks. — Ayack (talk) 16:14, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Mostly updated every first week of the month, see here. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 16:28, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
@Sjoerddebruin: Ok, thanks. Seems that it was just a feeling then. — Ayack (talk) 16:50, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm interested what property you are talking about, though. :) Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 16:56, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
On French churches, Observatoire du Patrimoine Religieux ID (P3371) (13.380 uses) and EgliseInfo ID (P1644) (11.164 uses) are never suggested, while GeoNames ID (P1566) always shows up even if it's only present on 30 French churches. See Saint Joseph, Mala'efo'ou (Q29584042) for example. — Ayack (talk) 18:36, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I think external identifiers aren't supported anymore since they moved to a different datatype. So you don't get improved suggestions for combinations of identifiers at the moment, sadly. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 18:45, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
@Lea Lacroix (WMDE): Do you confirm this issue? Is it tracked somewhere? Thanks. — Ayack (talk) 19:19, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Hey, I confirm what Sjoerd said. We are working on improving the entity suggester in general, because we know that it's far from perfect, and that's why we removed this feature from the externals IDs. There is no ticket about this specific problem, but several tickets exist about entity suggester. phab:T86923 phab:T72037 Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 08:55, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. When you said you removed the feature, it means that suggested external identifiers are no longer updated, right? (because some are still proposed) — Ayack (talk) 19:17, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

ISIL ID (P791)[edit]

ISIL ID (P791) should be external-ID, not string. Is it possible to convert datatype? It's an instance of multi-source external identifier (Q21264328). Thanks. --M.casanova (talk) 16:32, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Listed in Wikidata:Identifier migration/0#Properties with serious objections to conversion. Not the first time to have been asked for: Wikidata:Project chat/Archive/2017/05#Changing the data type of properties. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 12:01, 22 June 2017 (UTC)