On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 3:24 AM, Max Vlasov <max.vlasov@gmail.com> wrote:
Are there any other reason to use linkshere instead of backlinks?

linkshere can take multiple titles as input.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 3:58 AM, Martin Domdey <animalia@gmx.net> wrote:
Do we get data from different wikibase table columns using API linkshere or using API backlinks?

Neither returns "wikibase table columns". They both return data from the MediaWiki pagelinks table.
Why is the one "less complicated and hacky" than the other?

backlinks does multiple queries to do some sort of redirect resolution, but at the same time is limited to a single title parameter. Its queries could probably use some improvement.

Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
Senior Software Engineer
Wikimedia Foundation