Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Watchlists/Watch a Wikidata query

Watch a Wikidata query

  • Problem: When adding data to Wikidata, it's difficult to check if it continues to be consistent. Example: check if someone updates the population in a list of cities without monitoring each item in the Watchlist.
  • Who would benefit: Data curators in Wikidata
  • Proposed solution: Add a query, tested in the WDQS, to a page and run it with a custom frequency (once per day/week) similar to Wikidata:Database reports
  • More comments: See also Sparql recent changes. Already proposed in 2017
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Sabas88 (talk) 19:59, 18 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • @Sabas88: Thanks for your proposal! This is sort of possible with the {{Wikidata list}} template: it creates a table in a page that will be automatically updated from a query, and you can then add that page to your watchlist. Does that sort of meet your use case? —Sam Wilson 05:03, 23 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • @Samwilson: yes, that's what I use. The proposal is to simplify the process (or integrate the workflow in the Watchlist feature itself. --Sabas88 (talk) 12:46, 25 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]