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Wikidata:Property proposal/Central Index Key (CIK)

Central Index KeyEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

Descriptionunique ID of financial organizations listed in the SEC's EDGAR (Q3050604) (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system), list of companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Q953944)
RepresentsCentral Index Key (Q5061240)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainbusiness (Q4830453) in United States of America (Q30)
Allowed values[0-9]{10}
Example 1Citigroup (Q219508)0000831001
Example 2Walmart (Q483551) -> 0000104169
Example 3Starbucks (Q37158) -> 0000829224
Sourceexternal reference
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1


Digital entities are unclear for financial organizations, which often have multiple names/aliases, names for each individual fund, and sometimes the structured data in regulatory documentation is incorrectly scraped and used by 3rd-party websites


  •   Comment good idea but I think the datatype should be an "external identifier" to provide a link to the CIK database 0000831001 if I understand correctly. Also the "allowed values" should be restricted to "ten digits". Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 20:28, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
    •   CommentThanks for the feedback - done.
      • Thank you. And with this few details fixed, I   Support VIGNERON (talk) 14:31, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

  Support Jane023 (talk) 06:18, 26 July 2018 (UTC) @Jane023, VIGNERON:   Done: Central Index Key (P5531). − Pintoch (talk) 08:58, 29 July 2018 (UTC)