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Vladimir Alexiev (talkcontribs)

This page and Wikidata Query Service/User Manual#MediaWiki API give examples using the following params:

gsrsearch, gsrlimit, gcmprop, gcmlimit

Where are they documented?

The page says "It is permissible to add input parameters not specified in the configuration, they will be passed to the service query. Please refer to the API documentation for the lists of parameters each service has". I searched in API:Query#Generators and can't find them there.

It would be very useful for SPARQL devs to have a full list of params listed on this page, maybe with links to their definitions in the MW API page.

Smalyshev (WMF) (talkcontribs)

These are the same parameters you put in actual API request, e.g. when using API sandbox. There's no full list of parameters, because each API has its own parameters and those can be anything. So what I would suggest is using API tool - like API sandbox - first to assemble the API call and ensure it works properly, and then copy the parameter names/values from there to MWAPI call in WDQS.

Vladimir Alexiev (talkcontribs)

It would be very useful if you could illustrate finding info in the API sandbox. Eg I wanted to see the params for "Generator" but the sandbox field "action" doesn't have such choice. API:Query#Generators doesn't mention "gsrsearch".

Please make it easier for folk who know SPARQL but not MWAPI to use this exension. Thanks in advance!

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