Please, leave your comments here too:

I've been gathering comments from several people, and in the next days I will try to summarize these suggestions to be discussed on irc.


On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Ilario Valdelli <> wrote:
I am not an expert of Wikidata but I work a lot in integration of databases with several middlewares or tools.

I think that the best way is to ask a solution to store and to download data in a format compatible with datasheets like CSV.

Excel is considered also a tool to do some basic analysis, but it can be connected easily to a data source (if well structured).

Excel itself is not a good approach to store data, so it's not a good solution to keep the data in excel format in a database.

Doesn't make sense to store a 2D tables in a database in my opinion because the data have no sense and they are not helpful to anyone.

They can be stored like a text file, but I would not imagine the series of errors that can be generated importing these data again.


On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Jan Kučera <> wrote:
Hi there,

can tables be stored within wikidata database? I mean simple 2D tables like excel spreadsheets...


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