Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Wikidata/Allow to select and copy/paste statements

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  • Problem: Currently you can't quickly copy statements from an item and paste them to another item. Instead you have to do it manually one-by-one for every item, or use the semi automatic tools. There are items with many statements that all could be added to many different items.
  • Who would benefit: Not all users want to use external tools, so this would help users from other projects to edit Wikidata.
  • Proposed solution: Create an environment where users can select statements (by checkboxing them?) and then copy them. Then they can open another item and paste selected statements there.
  • More comments: I don't know is a visual environment the best implementation, or should there be something like wikitext that users can copy and when pasted and saved, it will be migrated to visual mode.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T161259 "moving/copying statements to other items"
  • Proposer: Stryn (talk) 16:34, 7 November 2017 (UTC)[]


  • There is a script for this; d:User:Matěj Suchánek/moveClaim.js. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:55, 15 November 2017 (UTC)[]
    • But it's only moving the statements which is of course not the same as copy paste. Stryn (talk) 16:12, 15 November 2017 (UTC)[]
    • Unless I misunderstand something, the moveClaim script only does them one at a time (though it does make them easy to move) - the proposal here is to select many claims at once to copy and/or move to another item. ArthurPSmith (talk) 20:10, 15 November 2017 (UTC)[]
      • In such cases, moveClaim requires just two licks each for the second and subsequent items. For "many statements that all could be added to many different items", I use QuickStatements. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 23:02, 15 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  • May be I mean another thing, but what about moving some statement to another property? --Infovarius (talk) 14:04, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]