For others that quickly want to know the answer:

The prefixes Q, P, L, F, S, E and M are there to represent the concepts of Items, Properties, Lexemes, Forms, Senses, Entity Schemas and MediaInfo respectively. They are not intended as an indication of a specific Wikibase instance. Each entity type should be addressed with the same letter on every Wikibase instance. Distinction between individual Wikibase instances needs to happen with prefixes (namespaces) for example.

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 10:27 AM Thad Guidry <> wrote:
Take a look at the advanced configuration:

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 5:50 AM Victor Agroskin <> wrote:
Hi All!

I'm Victor Agroskin, independent researcher and consultant in Semantic Tech. I'm currently evaluating capabilities of Wikibase for collaboration work on  knowledge graphs.

Can anyone advise me on the following question - is there any way to change from automatic generation of Qnn and Pnn identifiers to some other naming scheme - other prefixes, or (ideally) UUID fragment identifiers? Are some configuration parameters available? Or it will require a code change?

Thank you!

Victor Agroskin
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