Wikidata:Property proposal/IEV number

IEV numberEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

   Done: IEV number (P8855) (Talk and documentation)
Descriptionreference number in the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary. Aliases: IEV code, IEC vocabulary, Electropedia id
RepresentsInternational Electrotechnical Vocabulary (Q1667710)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainelectrotechnical terms
Allowed values[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{2}-[0-9]+
Example 1electrical resistance (Q25358)131-12-04
Example 2magnetic field strength (Q28123)121-11-56
Example 3reactive current (Q884373)131-11-53
Example 4characteristic number (Q625902)112-03-06
Number of IDs in sourcemore than 20000
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1


International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (Q1667710) (IEC 60050 standard series) contains precise definitions for more than 20000 terms from electrotechnology and related areas. All entries have a label in English and French; labels exist in additional languages with varying coverage.

So far I've been linking Wikidata items using described by source (P1343) with the section, verse, paragraph, or clause (P958) qualifier (example). For sources with fewer definitions (an article, a domain specific standard or a textbook) that approach is sufficient. But for the IEV with it's huge number of terms creating an external ID property seems justified. A great benefit is that we get a link (thanks to the formatter URL (P1630)) so that we can easily and quickly check whether the Wikidata item and the IEV term are about (exactly) the same concept.

iec60050-511 is a preview document which defines the "IEV number" (that's what I propose as default property name) and in general explains the structure of the standard. can be used to look up terms. Toni 001 (talk) 09:31, 13 November 2020 (UTC)


  •   Support --1-Byte (talk) 10:17, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. @Toni 001: I took the liberty of editing the proposal a bit to add some aliases and make the examples into links --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 15:43, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
    Thanks. Toni 001 (talk) 21:10, 15 November 2020 (UTC)
  •   Wait. interesting but the links currently dont work. The site seems to be down. --Hannes Röst (talk) 03:50, 14 November 2020 (UTC)
    @Hannes Röst: That's the first time I find this website down, how unfortunate the timing. Toni 001 (talk) 11:01, 15 November 2020 (UTC)
    The website is working again. Toni 001 (talk) 08:59, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Tinker Bell 00:12, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
@Toni 001, 1-Byte, Vladimir Alexiev, Hannes Röst, Tinker Bell:   Done IEV number (P8855) Pamputt (talk) 07:19, 24 November 2020 (UTC)