Wikidata:Property proposal/IDU theatre name ID (2)

IDU theatre name unique IDEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Creative work

Descriptionidentifier for theatres (not theatre buildings) in Czechia in the Theatre Institute database
Data typeExternal identifier
Allowed values^[1-9][0-9]{0,3}$
Example 1Divadlo na Vinohradech (Q90815979) → 3
Example 2The Drama Club (Q7730881) → 4
Example 3National Theatre (Q732697) → 1
Planned useUser:Purkii is doing a import of Czech theatres as a wikidatist-resident at the Czech Theatre institute
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)
Formatter URLnon-existent yet, but we are in talks with the database to create one – WRONG FORMAT, MISSING "$1"
See alsoIDU theatre company ID (P7637)


The situation is a bit complicated with the Virtual Study of Theatre Institute (Q76504070). There already is IDU theatre company ID (P7637) but after some talks we have realized that we need a new, yet closely related identifier. You see, IDU theatre company ID (P7637) should not be constrained by single-value constraint (Q19474404) because a new ID is assigned with each and every change of the treatre name. For instance, see Divadlo na Vinohradech (Q90815979) with a long list of identifier values. However, there is a more stable ID for "treatre organizations" which is stable for a given organization. We propose to create it and we expect that we'll be able to add a formatting URL to it very soon. Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 13:45, 17 April 2020 (UTC)


Tobias1984 Vojtěch Dostál YjM Jklamo Walter Klosse Sintakso Matěj Suchánek JAn Dudík Skim Frettie Jura1913 Mormegil Jedudedek marv1N Sapfan Daniel Baránek Draceane Michal Josef Špaček (WMCZ) The photonaut Halfirien Hartasek   Notified participants of WikiProject Czech Republic

  1.   Support --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 13:45, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  2.   Support JAn Dudík (talk) 13:56, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  3.   Support --Frettie (talk) 15:19, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  4.   Support Jedudedek (talk) 18:32, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  5.   Support --Skim (talk) 13:09, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
  6.   Support --YjM | dc 16:28, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

  Comment Please note that the preceding property:P7637 has now been created again by mistake by User:Tinker Bell per Wikidata:Property proposal/IDU theatre ID as property:P8129. Maybe we could assign property:P8129 to this proposal and fix it over there.Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 06:18, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

@Tinker Bell: Hello, do I undestand correctly that this is closed and   Done with Property:P8129? (It still says "Ready" in the box above). Thanks Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 19:13, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes, but IDU theatre name unique ID (P8129) already are used by ~2300 items, and I don't know whether these values are correct, or they should be removed. You can compare the values with this query. Meanwhile, I updated the name in order to avoid more misuses. --Tinker Bell 18:47, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
@Tinker Bell: Yes, these values should be OK (most were added by our Wikidatist in residence and he knows what he's doing :) . Please could you close this proposal as "done" to avoid further confusion? :) Thanks, Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 19:23, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
@Vojtěch Dostál, JAn Dudík, Frettie, Jedudedek, Skim, YjM:   Done --Tinker Bell 05:44, 21 May 2020 (UTC)