- how toconfigure which property to use for formatting URLs
- whether a correct documentation exist
- update parent task with a comment pointing factgrid where to look to check/configure properly
|Resolved||Addshore||T223552 external ID linking issue on Factgrid|
|Resolved||Rosalie_WMDE||T226499 Check functionality and documenation of formatter URL property configuration|
I followed this documentation https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikibase/Installation/Advanced_configuration#Define_links_for_external_identifiers localy and the Formatted URL did not work. It happened just like on Factgrid. I am thinking it is a bug on our side.
Given that we cache this information in the property info table (wb_property_info) on a per-property basis, you will, after changing the formatterUrlProperty setting, need to a) edit all properties that have a "formatter URL" statement on them and then b) run the jobs currently in the job queue (see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Job_queue#Manual_usage).
I tested it and it works fine, the only weird part is that if you set your property to be data type of "external-identifier" the formatter won't work, you have to put it as "string":
The documentation says exactly this too but maybe we need to support that.