Semantic MediaWiki special pages

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This page lists special pages for the Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) extensions and extensions that work with SMW, such as Semantic Forms.


Semantic Formas and SMW include a few special pages that allow to define semantic "elements" without hand coding. They also allow to add forms to pages, make queries, etc.

1 List and search

Special:Properties
List all properties (defined and undefined as well used and unused)
From there you then can browse through each property or data type.
Special:UnusedProperties
List all unused properties (defined and undefined). In principle properties that show up should be deleted since they are in no use at all.
Special:WantedProperties
List all used properties that do not have a descriptive page.
Special:Types
Lists all data types that can be assigned to properties
Special:SearchByProperty
Enter property and an optional value
Special: Allpages
By selecting a namespace (e.g. Form or Property) you can list pages about properties, categories, types, forms. This also can be useful for finding unused and garbled ones ...
Special:Ask
Semantic search form. You should enter at least one information, i.e. which page to select. Optionally, what information to display about these pages. Read more in Semantic Search
Example: Simple query that will find all pages that include a "Has URL" property with value "http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Semantic_Forms":
[[Has URL::http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Semantic_Forms]]
Results are displayed in various ways. By default they are appended to the bottom of the same page.
Example: Simple query finding all instances of a Category
[[Category: Software information]]
Special:PageProperty
Displays either all values a page has for a property or all values for a property on all pages. Users either enter a page and a property name or a property name.
Special:RunQuery
requires Semantic Forms
Allows to to link to a special query page using a form. Query forms have the same syntax as editing forms.
Ugly Example: Special:RunQuery/Software information (using a form made for editing)
Special:Forms
requires Semantic Forms
Lists all forms
Special:Templates
requires Semantic Forms
Lists all templates
special:browseData
requires Semantic Drilldown
Browse data with categories

2 Defining new classes, categories, forms, templates and properties

Special:CreateProperty
Creates a new property and its type. By default a property is of type "page", i.e. the property value will refer to a wiki page. Each property should be defined with a page in the Properties Namespace. E.g. Property:Was_last_edited
Special:CreateClass
requires Semantic Forms
Allows to enter all the data to create properties, a template, a form and a category for a single class. For more options, use the pages Create a property, Create a template, Create a form and Create a category instead (see below).
Special:CreateCategory
requires Semantic Forms
Creates a new category and associates a default form with this category. Categories are the same as normal MediaWiki categories, but will have an associated form.
Special:CreateForm
requires Semantic Forms
Creates a new form and an associated template. Therefore the template should be defined first.
Special:CreateTemplate
requires Semantic Forms
Creates new user input templates, i.e. a list of input fields. You can enter field names, display label and the associated semantic property (the latter from a pulldown list of all properties)

3 Using forms

Special:FormEdit
requires Semantic Forms
Does not work as such, i.e. you must specifiy a form name and a target page in the URL
Examples: http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Special:FormEdit?form=Software%20information&target=Semantic%20Forms or using Semantic forms syntax: Special:FormEdit/Software information/Some software
Special:FormStart
requires Semantic Forms
Allows to add a form to a page and then allows to edit the page.

4 Other