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The possibility which I was thinking about was some form of code or mechanism which would search for a specific field in specific templates on specific article, and extract the values inputted for this field in the templates on those pages, to compile a list of the values in the specified field for all of the searched pages (e.g. JAP/ENG Voice in the Character Infobox to gather information to produce a list of which voice actor voices which characters). If possible, this would save a fair amount of time taken in manually going through a large number of pages to compile certain lists for supporting article work - you could set a bot to gather the information while you focus on another task.
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The possibility which I was thinking about was some form of code or mechanism which would automatically search for a specific field in specific templates on specific article, and extract the values inputted for this field in the templates on those pages, to compile a list of the values in the specified field for all of the searched pages (e.g. JAP/ENG Voice in the Character Infobox to gather information to produce a list of which voice actor voices which characters). If possible, this would save a fair amount of time taken in manually going through a large number of pages to compile certain lists for supporting article work - you could set a bot to gather the information while you focus on another task.
   
 
I carried out some searches on the Dev wiki to see if there were any pre-existing codes or combinations of them which could be used for this purpose, but I didn't have any success. When I discussed it with OH&S earlier, he wasn't sure how one would be able to implement it on the wiki. Although it would save a fair amount of time, it isn't vital, so if it is not possible or would be too much trouble, I'll abandon the idea and move on. However, I thought I should check first to see whether there was a feasible way to accomplish it or not.
 
I carried out some searches on the Dev wiki to see if there were any pre-existing codes or combinations of them which could be used for this purpose, but I didn't have any success. When I discussed it with OH&S earlier, he wasn't sure how one would be able to implement it on the wiki. Although it would save a fair amount of time, it isn't vital, so if it is not possible or would be too much trouble, I'll abandon the idea and move on. However, I thought I should check first to see whether there was a feasible way to accomplish it or not.

Latest revision as of 22:51, January 2, 2020

The possibility which I was thinking about was some form of code or mechanism which would automatically search for a specific field in specific templates on specific article, and extract the values inputted for this field in the templates on those pages, to compile a list of the values in the specified field for all of the searched pages (e.g. JAP/ENG Voice in the Character Infobox to gather information to produce a list of which voice actor voices which characters). If possible, this would save a fair amount of time taken in manually going through a large number of pages to compile certain lists for supporting article work - you could set a bot to gather the information while you focus on another task.

I carried out some searches on the Dev wiki to see if there were any pre-existing codes or combinations of them which could be used for this purpose, but I didn't have any success. When I discussed it with OH&S earlier, he wasn't sure how one would be able to implement it on the wiki. Although it would save a fair amount of time, it isn't vital, so if it is not possible or would be too much trouble, I'll abandon the idea and move on. However, I thought I should check first to see whether there was a feasible way to accomplish it or not.

What do you reckon, Ursuul?

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